SEND information for parents

SEND Provision:


SEND provision at Friarage School follows a personal approach, which focuses on individual goals and supports all children in accessing a broad and balanced curriculum.


Our SEND Information Report provides parents/carers with guidance on how we identify, support and monitor the education of children with an additional need.


Link to SEND Information Report


Our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) is Miss L Tymon and our Inclusion Manager is Mr A Vipond. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office to arrange an appointment on 01723 374244.


Our SEND and Inclusion Policy is available below. If you require any of these as hard copies, please request this at the school office.


Link to SEND and Inclusion Policy.

As a part of the Children and Families Act 2014 all local authorities have to publish a ‘local offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families.

North Yorkshire’s offer can be found here: 

North Yorkshire Local Offer-


If you require any additional advice, information or support, which is independent from the school, SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) can provide free and impartial support.


SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) –


Information on helplines and organisations that can also provide support to children and parents/carers can also be found here:



Useful acronyms you may come across with SEND Documents:


ADD Attention Deficit Disorder MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
AS Asperger Syndrome OT Occupational Therapist
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
AT Assistant Teacher PEP Personal Education Plan (for Looked After Children)
CAMHS Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services MARAG Multi agency referral action group
CI Communication and Interaction MPAT Multi Professional Assessment Team
CIN Child in Need PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
CL Cognition and Learning RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder
CoP Code of Practice 2015 RSA Request for Statutory Assessment
CP Child Protection SALT Speech and Language Therapy
CYP Children and Young People SEMH Social, Emotional and Mental Health
EAL English as an Additional Language SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
EHCP Education Health Care Plan SENDCo Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-coordinator
EP Educational Psychologist SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Need
EMS Enhanced Mainstream School SLD Severe Learning Difficulty
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage SLT Senior Leadership Team
GLD Global Learning Delay SM Selective Mutism
HI Hearing Impaired SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant SPDs Sensory Processing Disorders
IPM Individual Provision Map TA Teaching Assistant
LAC Looked After Children VI Visually Impaired
LO Local Offer    


Further information:

  • Paper copies are available upon request from the school office.

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love science because I enjoy working practically. Our school has a great gardening club which I help to run. We won an award last year. “

Aaron, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I have learned how to do ratio and proportion using the bar model method. I love the CUC programme because I am much speedier at times tables facts now. “

Leah, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“My great-grandma and great grandad were in the WW2. Great grandad fought and great grandma made bullets. This is why I love learning about history and the past. “

Michael, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love art because I can explore different concepts. You can learn to portray different shapes and anatomy when you draw or paint. I want to be a graphic artist when I grow up”

Evie, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love basketball and table tennis because you can earn medals for effort. We don’t win at football because we don’t have a field to practise on but I don’t mind because I love football anyway. “

Ehan, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I like this school. I have learnt to speak English quickly; I have learned English in 10 months. “

Mirra, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love to read because it helps me to get ideas in my head which I can use in my own writing. “

Jessica, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“Writing and maths are my best lessons. I like to get my punctuation and grammar right. I also like table tennis club after school because my skills are getting better and better. “

Jayden, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I got really good at decimals today and bit by bit, I am getting better. I like to look after our environment and I do litter picking at play and lunchtimes. “

Hazel, Pupil Voice