our schools



At Swallowtail, staff are passionate about providing an education that meets the needs of all children. We pride ourselves on our nurturing ethos and have high aspirations for all children, regardless of ability. We promote learning through our 5 R’s, being reflective, resilient, resourceful, responsible and using reasoning.  Our children understand that effort and hard work pays off, no matter where your starting point is.


What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? 

Special Educational Needs and disabilities, or SEND, is a term that is used to describe pupils who have needs that require support additional to, or different from the high quality classroom teaching on offer. The new SEND Code of Practice categorises these needs as:

  • Communication and interaction;
  • Cognition and learning;
  • Sensory and/or physical needs;
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

A child's SEND may be for a short period or throughout their educational life. They may be identified before a child has even entered school or they may come to be recognised at a specific point in their education. At our schools we are proud of our inclusive, nurturing ethos and we work hard to understand and respond to the needs of all children.


Our SENCo is Miss Wones, who has undertaken the National Award in SEN and who can be contacted via the school offices.  We also have an assistant SENCo, Mrs Bales who supports Miss Wones. Our SEN governor is Angie Johnson, who can also be contacted via the school offices.



SEND Information Report 

Inclusion and SEND policy





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