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Colehill First School

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Colehill First School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.

Click here to access useful SEND information for parents of pupils in all Wimborne Academy Trust schools.

Code of Practice for Pupils with SEN and Disabilities

In September 2014, a new Code of Practice was launched for schools in England with regard to pupils with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND). Please click here to access the full document.

All schools are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ setting out their SEND provision in clear, jargon-free terms. Our local offer comprises three key documents

A) Our school's annual SEN Information Report

B) Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

C) Our Accessibility Plan

Links to each of these documents are available below.

Each school's Local Offer forms part of Dorset's Local Offer

Click to go to Dorset's Family Information Directory.


Admission Arrangements for Pupils With SEND

Under the school’s admission arrangements, pupils with SEND are treated no less favourably than their peers without SEND.

Accessibility Plan

Follow the link below to the school’s latest accessibility plan. The school buildings and grounds are designed to maximise access to all pupils, including those with disabilities.

SEND Policy

We have redrafted our SEND Policy to align it with the new Code of Practice.

Our new policy can be viewed by clicking on the link below. The policy includes information about how the school prevents those pupils with SEND from being treated less favourably than pupils with no SEND.

Other Relevant Policies

Please click here to link to our policies page.

SEN Leader Contact Details

Our SENCo is Mrs Sarah Fairman. To contact her please email marking your email subject FAO SENCo.

Family Action in the South West region - For Dorset & Wiltshire

Family Action - SENDIASS service in Dorset

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week



Child Mind

Young Minds

Mental Health - Anxious Child


The Importance of Sleep For Children


Gosh NHS

Healthy Eating

Children's Health

Happy Children

Parents - Raising Happy Children

Dorset School Nursing Team 

Dorset Health Care