Building each other up

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Special Education Needs and Disability

at St. Stephen’s CofE Primary School


Building each other up In LOVE & LEARNING

If you need to contact us regarding further information, you can contact our school SENDCO Mrs Naomi Mulholland who will assist you.

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 The Children’s and Families Act 2014 forms the basis of our School Offer, consisting of information for Parents/Carers of children who have Special Education Needs or a Disability and all of those who support children with additional needs. This information outlines the support and provision they can expect to receive whilst attending this school.

Consideration is also taken of the Single Equality Act 2010 and of the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

St Stephen’s school ensures that all children with additional needs have opportunities to thrive and flourish, demonstrate their abilities and overcome barriers to learning, or barriers to living a happy and full life.  

We have a cohesive approach to additional needs, training teachers and support staff to develop their awareness of a range of needs and enabling our learners to acquire knowledge and build self-confidence.

Our Provision and Links to our School Vision

Curriculum Global citizenship

we build  each other up in love and learning

Quality First Teaching  

Safe to talk environment -Five Fingers 

know how to stay safe 

Zones of Regulation 

courageous and resilient

Mentoring in school – pupils

Mental Health Support team - MHST pupils & parents

Celebrate Neurodiversity Week 

see themselves as unique

Additional provision

to be upstanders for fairness and equity and against discrimination and injustice.

Referral to outside agencies

  • School nurse
  • Speech & Language therapy
  • Educational phycologist 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapist 
  • Single point of access


We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.  We are keen to ensure they are rounded individuals who are prepared for their future in our ever changing world.  We believe that all learners are entitled to an education that equips them with the knowledge, skills and values they need to embrace the opportunities and challenges they encounter; creating a future that they want to live in.  We want our children to challenge stereotypes, stretch boundaries and have the power to take part with confidence.   For all of them to make positive changes in our world; to make it a better place for them, and all around them.  

We encourage them to know themselves and their friends by learning about and  celebrating things such as Neurodiversity each year.  Read Alva’s up lifting Reverse Poem.  Read it downwards to see the negative effects a neurodiversity can have and then read it from the bottom upwards to see the strengths a neurodiversity can have if it is understood fully..

Autism Alva.pdf

Support for all children begins with Quality First Teaching(QFT)  for all.  See document attached for the strategies we use at St Stephen’s  

QFT St Stephens.docx














Helping Kids With Tics and Tourette’s

Clearing their throat, shrugging their shoulders, grimacing at times that seem odd — any repeated, rapid sound or movement that a child has trouble controlling may be a tic. And as a parent, it can be worrisome to see your child develop one. Tics often seem to come out of nowhere, and they sometimes go away on their own. But if they last for over a year and get in the way of the child’s daily life, treatment can help.

On, they round up resources on Tourette’s and other tic disorders, including the best behavioral treatment to help kids manage them. Feeling self-conscious about a tic can make it worse, so parents can help by avoiding drawing attention to kids’ tics. And because tic disorders often coincide with other common mental health diagnoses, they have information about how to support kids who also have ADHD or OCD.


Please see below where you can find help and support for you and your child.

Richmond Borough Council’s ‘Local Offer’ provides information on local services and support available for families including children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities.


Email Address:    Tel: 020 8547 4722

KIDS Richmond and Kingston SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

The Richmond-Kingston SEND Information, Advice and Support Service, managed by the national charity Kids, provides free, impartial, confidential advice and support on SEN-related issues to parents/carers and young people from the age of 16 -25. They can be contacted on 020 8831 6179; email; website

For Hounslow residents:

London Borough of Hounslow ‘Local Offer’

A guide to services available for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Independent Supporters

Independent Supporters can work with you and your child to ensure that your voices are heard. They offer a free, friendly, flexible service for families and young people. They offer support when

  •         you have applied for an education, health and care plan (EHC) plan for your child
  •         Your child has a statement that is transferring to an EHC plan. 

They aim to do this by:

  •         supporting you to understand the legal framework underpinning the changes in SEN
  •         helping you think through and identify what the changes mean for you
  •         attending or supporting you at meetings with the local authority or school

Contact: Independent Support Partnership

Telephone: 020 8831 6076                                        Email:               Website:

The Parent Partnership Service (PPS) provides parents with a range of services that enable them to be better informed about special educational needs (SEN) procedures and provision, enabling parents to play a more active role in their child's education.

Telephone: 020 8583 2607               Email:                   Website: Skylarks are Twickenham based charity that work with the whole family and their children who have a disability or additional needs. They have an open door policy. Anyone, from anywhere, is welcome! is a Richmond based charity supporting parents, carers and work to improving the lives of children and young people with ADHD and their families. They have an open door policy. Anyone, from anywhere, is welcome!

The views of parents, children and young people receiving SEN Supportach.png

Achieving for Children would like to hear the views of children/young people and parents/carers who have a child or young person receiving support from a setting/school/college for a special educational need (SEN Support - this is the level of support for a child or young person who does not have an EHC Plan).

This feedback will feed into continued improvements to best support children and young people.

Adults, parents and carers - Please click here to feedback your views. 

Children - please click here to feedback your views. 


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Our mission, as staff, governers, parents and members of the wider school community, is to make this vision a reality, constantly building each other up in love and learning.