The children gave some lovely feedback in the Pupil Survey - "The sports competitions are great. There are no bullies. It's better here than my last school because it's quieter and you can get on with your work. You always have someone to go to. It's kind, caring and well-organised. What would you change - nothing - it's great just as it is!"

SENDCo Lead – Mrs Louise Glover

Inclusion & Special Educational Needs

Together with the teachers and extra adults in school, we are here to help make a positive difference for those children who most need it. We aim to work in partnership with parents, families, outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Doctors, feeder pre-schools, IOW Family Centres and secondary schools.

We offer a range of interventions and ways of supporting learning; it is important that we identify your child’s needs and provide support for them to learn, feel good about themselves and find ways of achieving success.

Please click here to view our SEND Policy.

Please click here to view our SEND Information Report 2019-20.

Please click here to view  our Accessibility Plan.

Certificate for Continuing Professional Development and Supporting learners with Dyslexia-SpLD and Literacy Difficulties.

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Niton Primary School are pleased to receive the Certificate from the the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust. 
Participating in the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust project demonstrated that the school supports staff to provide a high quality graduated approach to improve outcomes for children, and provide a foundation for continuing professional development in the following areas:

         Have an awareness of literacy difficulties and dyslexia and the learning needs of pupils with literacy difficulties and dyslexia

         Demonstrate their commitment to implementation of the SEND reforms  and implementation of the graduated response

         Recognise and be able to explain the Simple View of Reading

         Have taken steps to ensure their future professional development and / or that of the school or group they have responsibility for

         Recognise Dyslexia-SpLD Trust resources and know how to use them to support and strengthen self-improvement through professional development

         Know how to use these resources to do a whole school audit of staff knowledge of literacy and dyslexia/specific learning difficulties.

How We Work

If you have any concerns about your child’s needs in communication and interaction, learning, social, emotional or mental health and/or physical/sensory areas then ask to have a chat with the class teacher. However, at any time, please feel free to come and talk with Mrs Sue Ford (SENCO). You are welcome to call into the office or phone to arrange a time to meet with us.

We follow the national Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability (2015) Link:

SEN Support

Where a child has been identified as needing SEN Support we will make sure we take positive steps to remove barriers to learning. We will follow a Graduated Approach of ‘assess, plan, do, review’ to ensure the child makes good progress and achieves good outcomes thorough High Quality Inclusive Teaching and where required, evidence based interventions.

Statement/Education Health Care Plan

For a small percentage of children they will have a statement of SEN or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority. Their needs must first be assessed through a statutory assessment.
Schools and parents can request this if the child’s needs meet the criteria set by the Local Authority.

At each stage there will be shared conversations with parents/carers. We will work together.

All children with a Special Educational Need will have a Pupil Centred Profile (PCP). This will be shared with you at each Parent Consultation meeting. It will look like this:

Pupil Centred ProfilePlease Click Here 

Please click here for our Child Protection Policy.

Useful Links

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer available at:

Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) 

Information on the SEN Code of Practice

Isle of Wight SEN Services

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action 

The National Autistic Society

ICAN (Speech & Language)

Dyspraxia Foundation

Godshill Coffee Morning at  Godshill Village Hall from 9am to 11am once a month support meeting for parents & carers of a child or young person with additional needs. Information from Parents Voice on the new SEND reforms and other issues. Contact: Vicky Gouldbourn

Information on SEN Conditions

The below are pdfs, which can be downloaded, on various SEN conditions. The documents have come from the website This is a great site to use as a starting point for any SEN research and holds a wealth of information on numerous SEN issues.

Please click below to access the following documents.

ADHD – Info Sheet

ASD – Info-Sheet

Tourettes – Info-Sheet

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder – Info-Sheet





IOW Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. To access more information, including ‘What’s on’ go to:

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