SEND Surrey

Pastoral and Inclusion Team

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Please come and speak to a member of the Inclusion and Pastoral team if you have any concerns or questions.
Mrs Laura Kennedy – SENDCo (
Mrs Lucy Lidstrom – Home School Link Worker (

Send Surrey Logo

Click / tap this image to visit the SEND website

SEND Information Report and Provision Map

Please click on this link for the school’s Provision Map

The School’s SEND Policy can also be found on the ‘Policies’ page under ‘About Us’

Please click on this link which take you to the latest SEND Information Report

SEND provision during COVID-19 school closure

Due to the Government’s COVID-19 directive, Sandfield Primary School closed on Friday 20th March 2020.
During school closures, Sandfield’s SEND provision has changed to include:
Our home learning online platforms (Seesaw or Tapestry for Early Years) are open. Class teachers are setting 1 Maths activity, 1 English activity and 1 foundation activity. Other core learning to complete will be daily tables practice, e.g. TT Rockstars, daily reading, daily spelling and phonics.  One day a week, year groups have planned Wellbeing activities with a focus on mindfulness, creative tasks, PE activities and family challenges.  Teachers ensure that there is always something different and something for everyone. Information has been shared with parents to encourage children to follow a clear routine, which follows school hours.
The SEND provision is a personalised provision, depending on individual and family need. It includes:
  • Differentiation and adapted resources for some online activities (e.g. different phonics work set in Tapestry and differentiated instructions in Seesaw for some activities)
  • Inclusive technology – Tapestry/ Seesaw is accessible to all (e.g. recording work verbally rather than writing)
  • Home learning resource packs sent home to identified children (e.g. books and whiteboards)
  • Laptops for children who meet school set criteria (e.g. children who are struggling to access or children who are SEND and PP)
  • Specialist equipment sent home for children who might need it
  • Regular contact from DSLs or Inclusion team for identified families and children (e.g. Young Carers)
  • Referrals to charities (e.g. Foodwise) and Surrey professionals working. (E.g. Educational Psychologist has phoned identified parent or helplines shared with parents)
  • SENCo liaison with parents and professionals involved for children who have EHCPs (e.g 1 virtual Annual Review completed and another planned during COVID-19 lockdown)
  • SENCo and HSLW are working with teachers/ SLT about all children involved with the Pastoral and Inclusion Team
  • SENCo and HSLW are liaising with nurseries and secondary schools about planning transition

From Monday 23rd March 2020, the onsite school provision is a childcare provision, not educational. Children attending the onsite school provision will fit the governmental guidance criteria (e.g. children of keyworkers or children with an EHCP).

The Government has made some temporary changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This gives local authorities, health commissioning bodies, education settings and other bodies who contribute to those processes more flexibility in responding to the demands place on them by coronavirus (COVID-19). The changes are announced here:

Information for Parents

Please have a look at Surrey Local Offer website, the online hub for 0 – 25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability. 

You may find the following organisations helpful if you or your child need further support.

Family Voice Surrey

 Surrey SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

Independent Parental Special Education Advice

Sandfield Primary School welcome disabled visitors for events that are open to the public or if they wish to arrange a tour of the school as prospective parent or pupil.  Every effort is made to offer disabled visitors access to all of our buildings, however some of our facilities are old and full access to them is not always available. If you are planning a visit to us, please contact us 48 hours or more in advance and we will do everything we can to help.

  • When visiting our schools, the following disabled access and facilities are available:
  • Parking is available close to the schools’ main reception.
  • A disabled toilet is available in the KS2 building.
  • Step free access, which is suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users, is available in KS1 via the rear of the building. For KS2 access is through the main entrance of the building and the hall has full step free access.
  • For visually impaired visitors, assistance dogs/guide dogs are welcome on site. We are also very happy to provide large print versions of event and School information. Please contact us.
  • Emergency exit/evacuation of disabled visitors: the School’s usual evacuation procedure applies. For further information: please email or call 01483 566586.

Accessibility PlanThis plan has information about Sandfield Primary School’s approach to increasing accessibility.

If you have any questions about the information on this page, please make an appointment through the school office to speak to any member of the Pastoral team.