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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Jeavons Primary School aims to provide an inclusive, happy, stimulating and challenging environment where everyone’s potential is valued, enabling them to become confident members of the wider community with respect for themselves and others. Abby Constable is our Assistant Head for Inclusion and SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator). Mrs Constable works Monday-Thursday.  She can be contacted via the office . David Clarke is the nominated SEND governor.

Lisa Hubbard is the Inclusion and Famliy Support Worker and is based in the Rainbow Room at the front of the school.Claire Grain is the Inclusion Higher Level Teaching assistant and is mainly based in The Nest which is our therapeutic teaching space as well as somewhere that children who may need extra support emotionally can access.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities, inclusive, high quality education and care for all children in school, so they can reach their full potential. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and develop an environment where all children flourish and feel safe.This includes those children who are questioning their identity and sexuality.

This report, which can be downloaded from the panel on this page, outlines how Jeavons Wood Primary School supports children with SEND.

The Cam Academy Trust’s SEND framework can be found here

To access Cambridgeshire’s SEND information Hub, (previously known as The Local Offer) please click  here. This will show you what support is available in Cambridgeshire for parents or carers of children with a Special Educational Need or Disability.  

For students with medical needs, we follow Cambridgeshire County Council and Government guidelines, details of which are available here.


We aim to provide the children with the best possible provision suited to their needs. Children with Special Educational Needs often need additional provision and we have a number of interventions we use.

Interventions are schemes of work we can follow to meet a range of needs; they can target academic areas such as spelling, reading, writing, number but also social and emotional areas such as increasing self-esteem and controlling emotions.

Some interventions take place once or twice a week.  Some can be daily. Children need access to high quality teaching inputs so interventions usually take place at appropriate times of the day that do not disrupt children taking part in these.

Social & Emotional Support

At Jeavons Wood our children are valued as individuals. We strive to support the general wellbeing of the children by helping them to become emotionally and mentally resilient.  We understand the importance of children's wellbeing and good mental health and the impact this can have on the ability to learn. 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is one of the four Broad Areas of Special Needs and we have provision in place to meet the needs of children with difficulties in this area. For example, interventions such as SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning), There's a Volcano in My Tummy and Lego Therapy.

Mrs Lisa Hubbard is our Inclusion and Family Support Worker; she often provides emotional support for the children (regardless of if they have a special need or not). She has excellent links with outside agencies who can support children and their families.

Mental Health Leads

Mrs Constable is the Senior Mental Health lead for Jeavons Wood Primary School supported by Mrs Hubbard who is our Mental Health First Aider and the first of contact.

The Nest

The Nest provides additional support for children with social and emotional needs.  Mrs Grain leads the morning session in The Nest supporting those children who need  a smaller group environment to work in. The Nest provides 

  • a safe and predictable, structured environment . 
  • Differentiated curriculum, with roots in the Foundation Stage curriculum,  that has an emphasis on the development of social and emotional skills
  • activities and teaching that will enable the children to be successful back in their classroom
  • adults as positive role models for social communication and interaction 

The Inclusion team work closely with the teachers to decide which children need to go in The Nest; we assess the children before they go into the group and then review their progress once a term

Useful Links

The Avenue

British Dyslexia Association

National Autistic Society

British Deaf Association

Disability Alliance

Disability Living Fund

Down Syndrome Association

Citizens Advice Bureau


Children’s communication charity

Pinpoint – Parent support

Council for Disabled Children

Eddies (formerly Cambridgeshire Mencap)

Contact a Family

Growing Together