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SEND Information

Our aims in supporting children with SEND at Uplands


  • To ensure all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • To identify at an early age, pupils who need extra help and attention
  • To ensure that there is a focus on outcomes for pupils, not on provision or support
  • To enable each pupil to partake in and contribute fully to school life
  • To endeavour to meet the individual needs of each child
  • To develop a feeling of self-esteem within the individual
  • To foster an atmosphere in our school, that will promote a happy, sensitive and secure environment, to ensure the most effective learning for all children
  • To providing for children’s individual needs by supporting them in various ways: whole class, small group and individual
  • To monitor closely those with SEND by review and assessment, to enable us to recognise, celebrate and record achievements
  • To work with parents and other agencies to provide support and opportunities for those children with SEND
  • To use a variety of teaching strategies, which include different learning styles, to facilitate meaningful and effective learning for all children
  • To ensure access to a range of resources to support staff in their teaching of children with SEND
  • To include the voice of the child and parents in monitoring and reviewing targets



Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator)


Our SENDCo is Mrs Michele Parrett. Mrs Parrett is responsible for overseeing the provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and is also our lead for Inclusion in the school and nursery. Before training to become a teacher, Mrs Parrett worked as a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant for a child with SEND for many years, and has worked at specialist units as well as mainstream schools. Mrs Parrett taught for 7 years before becoming a dedicated SENDCo. Mrs Parrett also completed her National SEND Qualification in 2015.


Mrs Parrett can be reached via the school office. Contact details can be found here.



The SEND and Inclusion Team


Mrs Parrett works alongside Sophia Ahmed (Family Support Advisor), Theresa Granger (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), teaching staff, parents and pupils to ensure the best possible outcomes for all children at Uplands. She can be contacted via the school office.


As a school, we also work alongside:

  • Educational Psychiatrists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • The Sensory Consortium – working with children who have hearing and sight loss
  • Behaviour Support Team
  • Autistic Spectrum and Social Communication Team
  • Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Services


Key SEND Information at Uplands

SEND Information, Support and Advice

The links below are for parents, and may provide additional support with specific needs: