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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion at Vaughan

At Vaughan Primary school our core vision is to prepare all our pupils for a happy future. We are committed to all children, including those identified as having additional, special educational needs and/or disability having a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them. 

Our procedures and policies are designed to be inclusive and representative of the community we serve. 

At Vaughan Primary School, we are committed to providing enjoyable, engaging and stimulating learning experiences which will enable all pupils to be successful, regardless of their age, gender, disability, ethnicity or social group.

Special Educational Needs

We follow the London Borough of Harrow Guidelines for Learning Support in line with the National Code of Practice for the identification and assessment of Special Educational Needs. Pupils who are identified as having Special Educational Needs may be supported on an individual basis, in small groups or within the class through the differentiation of the curriculum.

The Inclusion Lead works with class teachers and other agencies e.g. The Visual and Hearing Impairment teams, the Sensory Team, Occupational and Speech and Language Therapists, support teachers and Educational Psychologists, to identify pupils’ special educational needs and advise class teachers and parents. 

Provision for Disabled Pupils

Vaughan Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for disabled pupils, staff and all who use the school. We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit the school. All pupils with a physical disability and learning difficulties are made to feel very welcome by the school. Every attempt is made to fully meet their needs and ensure that, as far as possible, they have full access to the curriculum offered at Vaughan.

English as an Additional Language

Vaughan Primary School values the cultural, linguistic and educational experiences that pupils with EAL bring to the School .Strategies are used across the school to ensure that EAL pupils are supported in accessing the curriculum in order to become confident and fluent in English and to be able to fulfil their academic potential. 


Contact us 

If you have any questions about the support your child is receiving, or about SEN more generally, please speak to your child’s class teacher or our school’s special educational needs and disabilities coordinator (SENDCO) Mrs Hinson.  

See what’s on offer locally

Read Harrow’s local offer, to see what support is available to you and your child. 

External links 

See the government’s overview of support for children with SEND: 

IPSEA is a charity that helps parents and professionals to support children with SEN and disabilities: