Special Educational Needs (SEN)


At Eastry CE Primary School we welcome everyone into our community. Here, we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore the needs of every child are different. Our school endeavours to promote an inclusive ethos and to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that all pupils, including those identified with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, can access and enjoy. Our aim that is that each pupil can achieve their full potential.

At Eastry CE Primary individual pupil’s Special Educational Needs are met through high quality teaching within the classroom. Well trained Teaching Assistants work in class alongside our experienced class teachers. Input can be whole class, in small groups or one to one; allowing teaching programmes to be tailored to pupil need.

Our staff have experience supporting pupils with a range of SEN, including autism, speech and language difficulties and specific learning difficulties and we work closely with our colleagues in supporting agencies such as Speech Therapy, Early Help and the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service, following their guidance and advice.

As a Head Start school we champion efforts that promote good mental health and wellbeing for all. Our knowledge and experience of mental health issues alongside our school values have helped us support and nurture our most vulnerable children, such as those identified with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

We have created a Padlet page where you can find lots of support and information for parents of children with SEN and what we offer here at Eastry CEP School. A link to this can be found here.

Central to Eastry CE Primary School’s SEN support for our children is the collaboration with their parents and carers. We are proud of our welcoming and supportive reputation and encourage parents to discuss any concerns or questions with their child’s class teacher or the SENCo.


Miss Gillmore is our school SENCo. She can be contacted by telephoning the school office on 01304 611360 or emailing sgillmore@eastry.kent.sch.uk.

We have created a Padlet page where you can find lots of support and information for parents of children with SEN and what we offer here at Eastry CEP School. A link to this can be found here.

For further information please see our school’s SEN policy and other useful information below:

SEN Report to Governors

Updated: 12/07/2023 244 KB

SEN & Other Related Policies

Updated: 23/05/2024 224 KB
Updated: 23/05/2024 193 KB
Updated: 05/03/2024 305 KB
Updated: 27/03/2024 379 KB

Other SEN Information

Updated: 18/09/2023 290 KB
Updated: 13/04/2020 591 KB
Updated: 18/01/2021 1.77 MB
Updated: 12/02/2021 1.05 MB
Updated: 24/02/2021 138 KB

Please see below the results from our latest SEN parent survey.

SEN Parent & Pupil Survey

Updated: 06/09/2021 96 KB
Updated: 29/09/2022 421 KB

For information of Kent County Council’s Local Offer follow the link below;



Please see below a link to Kent County Council’s SEND strategy and their latest SEND Improvements Newsletter;



Useful links

Dyslexia support

British Dyslexia Association- www.bdadyslexia.or.uk/about

Dyslexia East Kent Support- www.dyslexia-east-kent.org.uk


Autism support

National Autistic Society- www.autism.org.uk

Kent Autistic Trust- www.kentautistic.com


Parent Support and advice

Information Advice and Support Kent

Department for Education - Special Education Needs and Disabilities - A guide for parents and carers 

KCC SEND Newsletter


Further information is also available from the Kent County Council's website by clicking here. There is also further information available on the NHS leaflet by clicking here