Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) describes the needs of a child who has a difficulty or disability which makes learning harder for them than for other children their age.  A child with SEND needs more personalised provision which is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.

Here at Willowbrook School, we aim to offer the best possible education for all children hiving them a life-long love of learning, Through providing a caring, nurturing and vibrant learning environment in which out children can thrive, we will ensure that all pupils with SEND reach their potential and are fully included in the School Community. 

No pupil will be refused admission on the basis of his or her special educational need.

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, we will not discriminate against disabled children in respect of their admission for reasons relating to their disability. We will always do our upmost to provide effective educational provision to all pupils.

Professional dialogue between teachers and our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) Mrs Natalie Ellor, means that children's needs can be identified at an early stage.

We follow an Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle to continuously monitor provision.

Working in partnership with other professionals, we continuously ensure that children are supported to make the best possible progress and that any barriers to learning are successfully addressed.

To find out more about SEND provision at Willowbrook School, please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Further general advise and information regarding SEND can be found by clicking on the links below:

SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, GOV.UK - DfE

SEND Code of Practice

SEND: a guide for parents and carers, GOV.UK - DfE

SEND: a guide for parents and carers

Devon Local SEND Offer


If you have any questions about the support your child is receiving, please talk to your childs class teacher in the first instance. If you require more help and advice then please contact our SENDCo team via the school office admin@willowbrook.devon.sch.uk