Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


The Federation of Goodnestone and Nonington Church of England Primary Schools is an inclusive Federation supporting a range of pupils with Special Educational Needs. At Goodnestone School we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the needs of every child are different.  Our school is an inclusive school which supports a range of pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Our school promotes an inclusive learning environment where individual pupils Special Educational Needs are met through high quality class teaching. The school is structured into three classes with smaller class groups enabling teachers to ensure all pupils are engaged in their learning.

Each class has a Provision Map which directs the support individual pupils require. The school also employs Teaching Assistants who support the implementation of the Provision Map. Pupils who require additional support are supported through the Provision Map which plans interventions and programmes of work.

The school encourages pupils to select their own level of work and to challenge themselves so pupils have an opportunity to take a risk with their learning. This includes pupils with Special Educational Needs who would be supported in their learning.

The school has successfully integrated pupils with autism, social communication difficulties and specific learning difficulties.

The school works with outside agencies, including Speech and Language, The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service, Early Help, Occupational Therapy and Physio Therapy to ensure the provision given to pupils is tailored to their needs.

Parents are asked to discuss any concerns with the class teacher. Mrs Tracey Cook is the SENCO and is available to discuss concerns with parents, staff and pupils.

For further information, please see the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy or click on the following link to view Kent County Council’s local offer http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

You can see a copy of our SEN report by clicking below.

SEN Report