As of September 1st 2014, a new ‘Code of Practice for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ was introduced by the Government with statutory guidance for schools. This came about because of changes made to the ‘Children and Families Act 2014’

A ‘Parent’s Guide’ to the new code of Practice is below and outlines what provision should be made by schools.  



Part of the changes made, include a requirement that all Local Authorities produce a ‘Local Offer’ outlining what the Authority offers to support children with SEN and D. You can find this by clicking the link below.

Kent's Local Offer


All children at Phoenix are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.

The staff at Phoenix Primary School recognise that all children in their care have special needs, each child is seen as an individual and every effort taken to ensure that his/her needs are met. All children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school adopts a graduated response and an array of strategies to help children who have special educational needs including specialist expertise where appropriate.

Pupils with special educational needs will be admitted to the school in accordance with the requirements of the 1966 Education Act and the LA’s Admission Policy. All pupils are welcomed into the school and the school will seek appropriate support as necessary to ensure that individual needs are met.


Tracking the Progress of Children with SEN

So that we can meet all children's learning needs appropriately, we hold Pupil Progress Meetings every term where Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, SENCO and class teachers meet to discuss the progress of children. From these meetings we plan for children to receive specific interventions that will support them with their learning.

At Phoenix, we run a range of interventions, here are a few:

  • Read Write Inc
  • Fresh Start (Phonics programme)
  • Accelerated Reading Programme (AR)
  • Speech and Language Support
  • 1:1 Tuition (Phonics) Intervention 
  • Spelling Intervention Groups
  • Focus Reading Groups
  • Focus Writing Groups
  • Focus Maths Groups
  • Positive Play
  • Small group in/out class support
  • Lego Therapy
  • FIZZY (Gross motor skills programme)
  • Clever Hands (Fine motor skills programme)


SEN Policy

At Phoenix Primary school, we are in the process of developing a new ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy and SEN Information Report’. The development of this policy is in conjunction with a working party that will be made up of Staff, other Professionals, Governors and Parents.

This can be found under the 'Policy' section of our school website.


Useful Links

The British Dyslexia Association:

  • The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential


The Autism Charity:

  • We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.


Kent NHS Trust:

  • We assess and treat children and young people with speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties. We also train and support parents, carers and staff in early years' settings and schools.


Kent Education Learning and Skills Information:

  • We aim to empower parents and families of disabled children and children with SEN to be confident to take an active and informed role in their child’s education and development. We provide a comprehensive, accessible and flexible range of services that includes free confidential, impartial advice and support. For further information view our leaflet on Parent Support.

Contact Us

Tel: 01233 622510

Belmont Road, Ashford, 
Kent, TN24 9LS

  • Headteacher
    Chris Johnson
  • Office Manager
    Diane Davis
  • Finance
    Susan Burberry
  • Site Manager
    Shaun King
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