Welcome to SEN/D – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Below you will find information about current changes and SEN/D. However please always feel free to contact the school for further information via email at or through the school telephone number 01276 22447.

As you may be aware, as from September 2014 all schools will be working in accordance with the Children and Families Bill 2013. The main changes from the SEN Code of Practice 2001 are:


  • The Code of Practice 2014 covers the age range 0-25
  • There is a clearer focus on the views of children and young people and on their role in decision making wherever possible.
  • Joined up working between all services – education, health and social care.
  • For the children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 EHC (Education and health care) plan will replace current statements.

Further information can be found online at:

SEN/D encompasses a wide range of needs. Some of these may be long lasting, others that just require support in some way for a short time. These needs may be of a learning nature and we pride ourselves on supporting not only those pupils who may have a specific learning difficulty but also our many students who are very able but also require support to achieve their fullest potential. Our links with local Secondary schools and specialised teaching sessions enable this to happen as well as our on-line literacy programmes where pupils learning between home and school, term time and holidays is seamless. Or the needs may be physical and sensory, social and emotional, medical or speech and language and communication.

At The Grove we currently have both a EYFS, KS1 and KS2 speech and language and communication centre – Low COIN. Places are limited to just 14, catering for a wide area of Surrey. These pupils often travel to school in taxis, and consideration is only for pupils with either a Statement or EHCP in place,and where Speech and Language is named as the primary need.  Surrey holds forums and it is the LEA who allocates places –  usually 2 per academic year.

There are often so many questions…

The 14 questions

The following SEND INFORMATION REPORT complies with:

  • Section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
  • Section 6 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 – 25

Details of our full provision mapping may be found by clicking here
Surrey County Council offers lots of help and advice on their local offer