In this section of the website we will outline the changes to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN-D) and what it means for our children at Sandhurst Primary. As of September 1st 2014 a new Code of Practice for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities was introduced by the Government with statutory guidance for schools following the changes made to the “Children and Families Act 2014”.

Part of the changes made include a requirement that all local authorities produce a “Local Offer” outlining what the authority offer to support children with SEN-D. You can find this by clicking on the link below for the Kent County Council pages.

As a school we are also required to set out our own “Local Offer” setting out what our school will do to support children with SEN-D. This will be set out in our new SEN-D Policy and Information Report.

Local Offer

To look at our SEN-D policy please click here.
Sandhurst’s Response to the Local Offer (Our Information Report)
A “Parents Guide” to the new SEN code of Practice outlines what provision should be made by schools.

We regularly run SEND workshops to provide information and help to parents and carers of children with SEND needs. After the session, you will find the PowerPoints at the bottom of this page. The sessions are open to any parents and carers who wish to attend. The sessions will be held in the school hall and tea and coffee will be provided.

Autumn workshops 2023:

PDF copies of the workshops presentations can be viewed for past events

  • Wednesday 11th October 9:00-09:30: The Role of the SENDCo and an Overview of SEN support at Sandhurst Primary School.
  • Wednesday 15th November 9:00-10:00: What is Autism? How to support a child with autism

What is Autism Parent Workshop

  • Wednesday 29th November 14:00-15:00: What is ADHD? How to support a child with ADHD

Supporting ADHD in the Home

ADHD Parent Workshop PowerPoint

Spring workshops 2024:

  • Thursday 18th January 14:00-15:00: Speech and Language support.
  • Wednesday 28th February 09:00-10:00: Consistency, boundaries and routine. Supporting Challenging behaviour session.
  • Wednesday 17th April 14:00-15:00: Supporting your child with their Mental Health.

Summer Workshops 2024:


For any other enquiries relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please contact our SENCO, Mrs Rachael Beaney, on the following e-mail address :

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