Mrs Clare Semple is our Special Educational Needs and Disability coordinator (SENDCo)

All children are welcome in Darite Academy, including those with additional educational needs, and we strive to include every child in all aspects of school life.

We aim to identify children who may have additional needs as early as possible. We do this as part of everyday classroom practice as well as by carefully monitoring the results of assessments and by meeting regularly with parents. Teachers and teaching assistants receive regular training to keep their knowledge of special educational needs up to date.

Our SENDCo works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that children with additional needs are able to learn in a way that benefits them best. Support can include:

• Additional in-class support

• Flexible groupings, including small group work

• Access to specific resources

• Access to outside agencies

Outside agencies who help us deliver high quality support for our children include:
• Speech and Language Therapy

• Educational Psychology

• Cognition and Learning Service

• School Nurse

• Family Workers

If you wish to discuss your child's learning support, your child’s teacher is the first point of call. If you need further help, please contact our SENDCo via the school office on 01579 342155

Our SEND Policy outlines the policies and procedures we work by.

Our School Offer is an overview of the provision and support available for children with special educational needs, including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Our SEND Report gives information about special educational needs in our school in the previous academic year.

Cornwall SENDIASS is an organisation which can support parents with SEND matters. Information can be found on their website:

Other useful links:
Early Help Hub

Family Information Service

Responsible Persons linked to SEND:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Tom Whipps

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Tom Whipps

Designated Member of Staff responsible for Pupil Premium Funding: Tom Whipps

Designated Member of Staff responsible for managing the school’s responsibility for meeting the medical needs of pupils: Tom Whipps


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Accessibility Plan Darite.pdf
Accessibility Plan Darite.pdf
Darite Annual DSEN Information Report 2022.docx
Darite Annual DSEN Information Report 2022.docx
Darite SEN information report 2022-2023.docx
Darite SEN information report 2022-2023.docx



Equality Objectives Darite 2019.pdf
Equality Objectives Darite 2019.pdf


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