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SEN (Special Educational Needs)

If Parents are concerned regarding their child, they are to at first speak to the class teacher. If they feel they need further guidance and support they can then contact the SENCO, Michelle Hibbs. via the school office on 01206 574849 or through mhdeputy@stanwayfiveways.essex.sch.uk


At Stanway Fiveways Primary School we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, regardless of ability or needs. We want all children to feel valued and part of the school community. We have high expectation of all our teachers and children and we work hard to remove barriers to learning and participation.

Almost all children will experience some difficulty at some point during their time at school. The difficulties may be learning, behavioural, emotional/social, speech and language, medical or physical. A child is considered to have Special Educational Needs where their learning or disability calls for special educational provision, that is provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age. All children need different levels of support at different times and as a whole school we work together to identify the individual needs of each pupil and decide on the best course of action at any given time.

We want Parents and carers to work in partnership with us in the process of educating and developing the whole child. We believe this will have the greatest impact on a child’s education.

Our School Information Report explains how we can support you and your child whilst they attend our school.

Our Special Educational Needs Policy gives detailed information regarding the provision and structure of SEN within our school.

Additional Information/Links
This page contains links to websites that have further information on SEN services that are available


The Essex SENDIASS is a confidential and impatial information, advice and support service on issues related to special educational needs and disability (SEND). It is free and easy to access.

“The Essex Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.
The Local Offer will:
Give you information about education, health and care services
Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
Hold all the information in one place
Be clear, comprehensive and accessible
Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
Be developed and reviewed with the service providers and service users”

“SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) is a registered charity (No.1077787) that helps Essex families with children and young people who have any special need and disability. Our aims are to inform, encourage and support parents, so that they can grow in strength and knowledge and become better equipped to give the best possible help to their children. We do this by providing various services the details of which are given on this website.”


This website provides information for parents as to how Essex supports parents and children with special educational needs. It also contains links to other useful websites.

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