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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning


Caring, Sharing, Thinking, Learning!



Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Gorefield Primary Academy is Mrs Hempsall.
She can be contacted via the school office at or 01945 870321.

SEND- Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. Children with Special Educational Needs have learning difficulties that make it harder for them to learn than most of the children the same age. These children need extra or different help from that given to others.


Gorefield Primary Academy is an inclusive rural primary school. We believe that all children should be given the best possible opportunities to reach their full potential. Our intention is to ensure that all children receive a high-quality education regardless of need or disability.

Through high quality planning, teaching and provision we...

Pride ourselves on early identification and intervention for SEND to ensure that progress and opportunities are maximized.

Ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is adapted to enable children to understand the relevance and purpose of learning.

Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the individual needs of all pupils.

Develop children’s independence and life skills

Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND, using a child-centred approach.

Provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND.

Work in partnership with parents and carers.

Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to hone and develop our provision for children with SEND.



As a school we provide support for children in the following broad areas:

Communication and interaction.

Cognition and learning.

Social, emotional and mental health.

Sensory and physical needs.


Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (Mrs Hempsall) is responsible for overseeing the assessment and provision of all children with SEND. Mrs Hempsall works closely with teaching staff and teaching assistants to ensure that we give all children the best opportunities in school.  Our SEND governors is Wendy Neale.


The school's information report and SEND policy provide information on what we provide for children who have additional educational needs or disabilities. These documents can be found below.


The Cambridgeshire - SEND Information Hub.

As part of the revised Code of Practice for SEND, all local authorities with their partners must publish in one place information about the services they expect to be available in their area for children who have SEND. This is known as the SEND Information Hub. Please see the link for this below.

This resource is for schools and other education settings. The purpose of this is to define for Early Years settings, Schools, and Further Education providers in Cambridgeshire what provision should be (ordinarily) available for children and young people with SEND. We hope this will also support parent, carers and professionals to work with schools to support children with SEND. Mrs Hempsall and some other SENCos in Cambridgehsire have worked together with the SEND Team to help produce this.



Pinpoint Cambridgeshire is run for parents- by parents. They provide help and information to parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.


At Gorefield Primary Academy we have a parent that is our very own Pinpoint Champion! If you would like more information just let Mrs Hempsall know and she will put you in touch.

For information on arrangements for handling complaints regarding children with SEND needs, please see below:-