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Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

At Dymchurch Primary School we are proud of our inclusive ethos and equality of opportunity for all.  We strive to achieve the best outcomes for all of our children as individuals and as members of our school community.  We have a fully inclusive ethos that allows all pupils to access the curriculum at a level appropriate for their individual needs.  The class provision map identifies children who require specific interventions to help accelerate their progress.  Children with complex needs have a bespoke Personalised Plan, this is created by the SENCO in conjunction with the parents and staff, where appropriate, the children have an input. 

We recognise the importance of staff, parents and children working together to ensure inclusive practice and success for all children, regardless of their needs and ability.

We also have a dedicated and skilled team of teaching assistants who are deployed throughout the school. They support the teaching and learning in the classroom and also lead intervention programmes, usually in our afternoon sessions.  Our team of teaching assistants access regular professional development opportunities through bespoke internal and external training, suited to the needs of our children, the staff continue to develop their skills and strategies in being able to support some of the most complex needs of children.

Whilst all of our teachers are accountable for the progress and development of the children in their class, the SENCO’s role is to lead and support the identification of and provision for children with an identified Special Educational Need / Disability (SEND), The SENCO works in partnership with parents and external agencies where appropriate.

If you think that your child may have an additional need, please make an appointment to see the SENCO to discuss your concerns.  belinda.metcalfe@petham.kent.sch.uk 

 Annual SEND Report

Whole School Offer

Accessibility Plan 

Admission Arrangements Policy

SEND Policy


  Information Advice and Support Kent (IASK)

 http://www.kelsi.org.uk/special-education-needs/special-educational-needs Special educational needs (SEN)

The Information and Advice and Support Kent (IASK) Service offers support and advice for parents - and families of disabled children - and children with SEN.

The SEND Mainstream Core Standards          

The new SEND Mainstream Core Standards guide and SEND parent's guide are available below.

Mainstream Core Standards

Mainstream Core Standards - A Parent's Guide

The Local Offer      

Please click on the link below to see Kent County Council's local offer.

SEND information hub - Kent County Council

Below are some useful links to other websites offering support and advice about SEN needs.