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Cirencester Primary School


“Every child should be given the best chance to succeed in life”



At Cirencester Primary School, we are dedicated and committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve their best outcomes to the highest of their standards.  We believe in growing the 'whole' child, so that all children regularly celebrate achievement and success.  In order to achieve this, we offer our children with SEND both academic intervention support and opportunities to access a variety of clubs.


Our staff are supported by our SENCo, Zoe Ellis, to deliver personalised plans of intervention to enable your child to thrive.



Defining SEND


The 2014 Code of Practice says that:


A person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. At compulsory school age this means he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or, has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.


(2014 SEN Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years)



There are four broad categories of SEN: 


  • communication and interaction 
  • cognition and learning 
  • social, emotional and mental health 
  • physical and sensory 


We have children in all these categories of SEN.




At Cirencester Primary, our objectives are:

  • To identify, at the earliest possible opportunity, barriers to learning and participation for pupils with SEND.
  • To ensure that every child experiences success in their learning and achieves to the highest possible standard
  • To enable all children to participate in lessons fully and effectively
  • To value and encourage the contribution of all children to the life of the school
  • To work in partnership with parents
  • To work with the Governing Body to enable them to fulfil their statutory monitoring role with regard to SEND





Our policy Statement for SEND (for full SEND Policy, please see Key Information, Polices):


  • To work closely with external support agencies, where appropriate, to support the need of individual pupils
  • To ensure that all staff have access to training and advice to support quality teaching and learning for all pupils
  • We have a broad range of children with many different types of SEND which includes children with a diagnosis as well as those with learning profiles consistent with a diagnosis


If you would like to discuss your child's needs further, please contact our SENCo, Zoe Ellis at:




For Parents: Information on how your child with SEN should be supported in mainstream school.





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