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SEND is an acronym which stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability. We believe in offering all our pupils a fully inclusive learning experience. We are committed to providing educational opportunities which will help all our pupils reach their full potential

If you have any questions about your child’s Special Education Need or Disability please contact our SENCo, Mrs Katie Andrews, on or contact the school office on .

Further information about how we support pupils with SEND can be found in our SEN Information report (see below) which includes information on: how we support in identifying special educational needs; how we match learning and development provision to your child’s needs; and how we involve you as a central part in every aspect.

Ashwell School is part of DSPL1 (Designating Specialist Provision Locally), which covers North Hertfordshire. Click here to visit their website, for a wide range of information and guidance on the support available locally.

The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them. Click here to access their website.

Families First is the term used in Hertfordshire for services that work together to support families who need extra help. These are also known as Early Help services.

We all experience difficulties at some point. Families First can help you find early help and information to prevent issues from getting worse.

If you need more help than your usual support network – for example your health visitor, school, doctor or family centre –

Families First can work with you and your family to create a package of support. Click here to visit their website.

Mrs Andrews is the ‘Designated Teacher’ for those children either currently being or having previously been looked after by the local authority. Part of this role also involves supporting children who are known to, or who have ever been known to a Social Worker. For information and resources to support your child’s education please visit the Hertfordshire Virtual School website.