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Every two weeks I will be running a SEND surgery.

This is an opportunity for parents/carers to pop in any time between 9.00 am and 9.30am to ask me any questions about your child's SEND learning needs.


At Grove Primary and Nursery, we aim to 'bring out the best in everyone'. Some children need extra support.

Our SENDCO, Mrs Bishop, is on hand to ensure that any child who is considered to have SEND needs receives the provision that is right for them. This will be done with the input of our children, their families and where appropriate, outside agencies.

Mrs Bishop can be contacted by telephone: 01684 572516  or by email:


The following documents give detailed information about the SEND provision within school, information for parents and how our teachers ensure that all children can progress to the best of their ability through a graduated approach.

At Grove Primary School and Nursery we all work hard to be an inclusive school where all children feel a sense of belonging regardless of their physical or learning needs. This may include children with physical, emotional, behavioral or learning difficulties. Our objective is to ensure that through a whole school approach we address the barriers to learning. We are committed to the process of inclusion and endeavour to provide full access to the National Curriculum for all.


We will seek to identify differing needs and respond with appropriate teaching strategies in a differentiated and personalised curriculum through our Graduated Approach.


The Graduated Approach is a four part cycle. The cycle increases in detail and frequency to identify the best way of securing adequate progress for pupils.


  1. Assess the child's needs: All pre-school settings, schools and colleges should monitor and review the progress and development of all children and young people. High quality teaching, differentiated for each pupil is the first step in meeting the needs of pupils who have or may have SEN. Most pupils can make progress if they are taught in this way.
  2. Plan: Where a child's progress at school gives cause for concern trained staff should work in partnership with parents/carers to develop a plan to ensure make sure that children/young people with SEN or disability receive the support they need for their future learning and development. Class and subject teachers, supported by the Senior Leadership Team should regularly assess progress for all pupils. Where pupils are falling behind or making inadequate progress (given their age and starting point) they should be given extra support.
  3. Do: This graduated response should be led and coordinated by the SENCO (or named person at a college who has oversight of SEND). They will work with and support colleagues. Parents/carers should be included at each stage of this cycle, so that they can say what they think and make suggestions about assessment and planning. Parents/carers should be made aware of Intended outcomes; they should be included in any review of progress in achieving these outcomes.
  4. Review: A date should be agreed for reviewing the effectiveness of the support and the difference it has made to the pupil's progress.

Where a pupil continues to make little or no progress, although support has been provided, schools should ask outside professionals to provide help and advice. They can also help in identifying those pupils whose need for long term support is at a level where an EHC Plan might be needed. Schools will need to track the difference made by any support offered to the pupil; they will need to provide this information so that it can be used as evidence towards any EHC assessment.

These interventions are part of the support which is 'ordinarily available' through the local offer.


In the case of special needs pupils the school has a statutory duty (July 2014) to publish its provision to parents.


Please find our SEN Information report, Special Needs Policy and our EAL policy or click on the Worcestershire County Local Offer for more information and guidance. 


The local offer sets out a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations in our local area, that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEND. It explains the procedures for requesting an assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


You will also find information about:


  • where to go for advice and guidance on SEN and Disability matters

  • leisure activities for children with SEND

  • arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation.







Speech and Language Therapist

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Speech and Language

Hello! I’m Josephine Pettigrew, Speech and Language Therapist at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. I complete additional services work at the school every Tuesday morning. My role is to work with staff and parents/carers to enable them in supporting pupils with speech, language and communication needs across the school. I’ve been working with staff to provide training and support in setting up interventions and how to include strategies at a universal level; benefiting all children in the classroom. If you have any questions about your child’s speech, language or communication skills please feel free to contact me via the school office! There is also lots of information and free resources on our website or find us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and Pinterest - Search ‘Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy’.