Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) are Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Cullimore.

Shotley Primary School values the abilities and achievements of all of its pupils and is committed to providing each pupil the best possible environment for learning.

SEN Support Plans

Most of our children on the SEND register will also have an SEN Support Plan which details SMART (specifc, measureable, achievable, realistic and time based) targets that the child is working towards each term. Your child’s teacher will send you a copy of the support plan to sign and keep at home.

Provision Mapping

In addition, Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Cullimore monitor and track every child on the SEND register and the impact their interventions are having by using provision maps. These simply identify the child’s SEND need, what intervention they are having, how often, for how long and with who. These provision maps also track the child’s progress detailing their start and end data so that the impact of the intervention can be measured and contribute towards the review process for that intervention and child. Ultimately we want to ensure the intervention is having a good impact on learning and is helping the child to progress and achieve their targets. If for whatever reason the intervention is not having a good enough impact then we will stop it and change it for something different that hopefully will.

Additional Information

Please also read our school SEND Information Report and our SEND policy (both below) for further information about how we support our children at Shotley with their SEND.


For parents/ carers please remember that the first port of call for any concerns is your child’s class teacher. However, Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Cullimore are also available to discuss matters or meet with you. Please talk to your child’s class teacher about this, call the school on 01473 787255 or book a meeting via the school office. Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Cullimore are available directly through the following email address

An overview of our school’s SEND provision

We are an inclusive school and may offer a range of the following provisions as set out below to support our children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health, sensory and/or physical needs or medical conditions. The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual need following assessment by internal or external agencies and discussions with staff, children and parents or carers.

General provision

Communication and Interaction

Cognition and Learning

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and/or Physical


The following links provide support and guidance

Confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

A single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child’s development.

A regular update for parents and carers to keep you informed about what is being done to implement Suffolk’s SEND Strategy.