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Special Educational Needs

Mapplewells Primary School is a mainstream primary school with a nursery. We take pupils from age 3 – 11. 


We have two buildings, including 11 classrooms and a hall, which is used for both lunchtimes and PE. We also have a computer room. We have a large playground plus a small enclosed playground for nursery and a large field surrounding school. We have a disabled toilet and hygiene suite. Our playgrounds and fields are part of a secure site that has fences surrounding them. We have a forest school facility at the end of the field.


Admissions to school are made through Nottinghamshire central admissions.


We are an inclusive school and will aim to make any arrangements needed for all children to be fully included in our school. We differentiate teaching and learning tasks to suit the needs of the learner. When individual needs are identified by teaching staff, interventions and resources will be put into place to support the children’s learning and/or meet the children’s individual needs.


Following interventions are currently ran in school to meet children’s needs:


  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Emotional
  • Sensory
  • Other
  • BRP
  • 5 minute box
  • 5 minute box
  • ELSA
  • Fun fit
  • Memory magic
  • Switch On
  • Rapid maths
  • Queen Bee
  • SALT


Children are identified as having Special Educational Needs if their progress has slowed or stopped and the interventions and resources put in place do not enable improvement. At this point, the child is listed on our ‘SEND register’ and parents are informed. For some of these children, we have pupil provision maps which timetable support and specific targets are set to enable development and accelerate progress. Parents are invited to discuss and review targets and support three times a year with the class teacher and SENCo. We work closely with Local Authority Specialist Teachers from SFSS where a child has a specific need such as a Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment or Autism.


Our school SENCo coordinates support for children with additional needs in school. In addition to this a number of teaching assistants have had training on supporting pupils with additional needs.


Where necessary, transition support can be coordinated for children when they start or leave school, this includes visits by the staff and pupils, including extra visits for those who require them as well as sharing information with new schools.


You can find full details of how we support children with additional needs in our School SEND Information Report.

SEND Local Offer Declaration

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