SEND & Inclusion

SEND (Special Educational Needs Disability) Provision

At Vicarage Primary School we are very proud of our SEND provision. The SEND team comprises of an Assistant Head/Inclusion lead, Specialist Teacher for Dyslexia/SEND Support and teaching assistants who support our SEND pupils.

All teachers and teaching assistants staff are involved in the teaching of pupils with special educational needs. Class teachers are responsible for differentiating the curriculum for pupils with special educational needs and will monitor their progress. We use a number of approaches to teaching that support all children and their learning styles. This is evident in the teachers’ planning and the delivery of lessons and may take the form of whole class, group or individual teaching. Other agencies support and advice is also used to compliment the planning and delivery of quality first teaching. 

Pupil practising his gross motor skills using his Trike.

Pupil practising throwing and catching using different size equipment.

Pupil using different materials to make a Christmas hat.

Pupils exploring outside the boat and watching the water.

Vicarage Primary School has the Flagship status for Inclusion. This means that we support schools in Newham and across London. 

SEND Information Report

The school is legally required to publish a SEND Information Report and School Local Offer which sets out its aims and provision regarding SEND in school. 

SEND Provision

The SEND provision at Vicarage Primary School continues to be a wide and comprehensive offer. This is for pupils with or without a EHC plan. 

Pupils making Santa out of recycled materials.

Pupils making wreaths using pipe cleaners and beads to help with fine motor skills.

Pupils are having a competition to get each other off the plank while balancing themselves.

Pupils celebrating after making Christmas hats, trees, snow men, angles, wreaths, sheep cupcakes and Santa.
They also danced to Christmas carols and received
presents from Santa.

We use a number of intervention strategies. They include:  

The Turnabout Programme

The Turnabout programme (a memory & processing intervention programme), is now providing evidence that pupils on this programme make significant progress. 10 pupils are on this intervention programme with a reserve list. The school has also purchased software and tools to assess pupils processing skills in readiness to join the intervention programme.

The Listening Programme

This programme re-patterns the hearing to increase listening skills and auditory skills and de-sensitise the hearing sense. Two members of staff attended training and equipment was purchased from Pupil Premium budget. 16 pupils are on this programme and receive daily sessions for 10-12 weeks. The early signs of the progress of pupils on the programme are very encouraging and pupil’s concentration, attitude to work and behaviour are being effected.


Pupils rowing the boat to get to the other side with support.

Pupils celebrating soft play 
Children explore the jungle gym area and the large soft play equipment including two slides.
They also have parallel bars and balancing beams which can be done with or without assistance.

Speech and Language Therapy

This year, our school is continuing to buy in extra sessions of Speech and Language Therapy from East London NHS Foundation Trust. 
We currently have two Speech and Language Therapists, in school every Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They work extensively with pupils, Teaching Assistants and parents providing 1:1 sessions, observing pupils, assessment, providing training and feedback to staff and parents.
If you have concerns about your child’s speech, language or communication, we will be happy to meet with you to discuss these concerns. If there is a need to work one-to-one with your child or to carry out further assessment, you will receive a letter to request your permission and to invite you into school for a meeting.

Pupil learning about different textures by feeling and touching them.

Pupils exploring materials to find Easter eggs and chicks.

Health Professionals

We have a NHS Health Visitor who is responsible for pupils below the age of 5 and a School Nurse for  pupils age 5 and above. They both provide services in the form of training and advice for parents and staff. Training provided consists of awareness in Epilepsy, Epipen, Sickle Cell, among other medical conditions. They also assist us in writing Health Care Plans for children with allergies and other medical needs. If you have any medical concerns and would like to discuss these concerns please contact the school. 


Newham Family Information Service 

Newham Family Information service website provides information and sign posting to services that support families in Newham, including details of:

• SEND Local Offer
• Early Help and family support
• Education and SEND
• Specialist Health Services
• Independent advice and guidance
• Preparing for adulthood
• Travel assistance
• Local child care and early years provision
• Family and children health services
• Education
• Parenting support
• Help to get back to work, training or education
• Financial support
• relationship and family support


Provision For Pupils With EAL 

Many of our pupils have English as an Additional language. Particular provision for pupils who are new to English is as follows:

  • additional phonics sessions to ensure that new arrivals learn to decode quickly.
  • Before and after school booster sessions to support with literacy and numeracy.
  • Same language class buddies to support with speaking and listening both in the classroom and playground.
  • Many of our school staff are bilingual and are able to translate when speaking to both pupils and parents.