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Special Needs and Disabilities

Petersfield School is committed to providing a fully accessible school and school environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

Everyone at Petersfield is committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any pupil with SEND (Special Educational Needs or a Disability) to be included fully in all aspects of school life. While our SENDCo oversees provision for pupils with a special educational needs or a disability or for more able pupils, every teacher takes responsibility for the provision for each child. Class teachers are responsible for the progress of every pupil in their class, including those pupils with additional needs.

Accessibility Plan

Our accessibility plan describes the arrangements we have already made and the further proposals planned, to improve physical access to the school, access to the curriculum and access to written information.

Special Needs and Disabilities Policy

The school has a policy for supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities which is revised annually. This policy is reviewed annually and will be updated in the Autumn term. Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Special Needs Information

We believe that all pupils have an entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to enable pupils to:

  • understand the relevance and purpose of learning activities.
  • experience levels of understanding and rates of progress that bring feelings of success and achievement.

Pupils may have special educational needs either through out, or at any time during, their school career. Effective parent partnership is essential in supporting the needs of a child with SEND needs. We encourage all parents to work closely with us so we can support them and their child at Petersfield.

The Governor responsible for SEND is Mr Colin Wilson.

For more information, please contact our SENDCo Mrs Laura Penrose.

Petersfield Church of England Aided
Primary School,
Hurdleditch Rd,
Orwell,
Near Royston.
SG8 5QG

office@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk
Telephone 01223 207382
Fax 01223 208567

Special Needs Assessment at Petersfield

Please see our assessment leaflet for further information.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report

Please see our SEND Report for more information about our provision. This report is reviewed regularly and will be updated in the Autumn term. Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Latest News

14th Jan - Today in our Collective Worship we learned about Greta Thunberg and how her activism shows our value of 'perseverance'. We learned how we can be a light to others by encouraging those around us to be Earth-kind.

13th Jan - Thanks to the FOPS committee for meeting tonight and agreeing to donate £2000 to school. We look forward to updating you about how we have spent this. We also met to plan the upcoming exciting events including for the Spring term, Easter, The Queen's Jubilee and Run Orwell.

12th Jan - Rowan class introduced their 'kindness' tokens to the school as part of today's Headteachers' Collective Worship. We enjoyed hearing about how children have been a 'light to others' this week.

11th Jan - Today we introduced our half term's theme of 'Perseverance' in Collective Worship. After listening to Rev Felicity tell the Bible Story about Jeremiah, children reflected on times when persevering with telling the truth can be a challenging.

6th Jan - Thank you to Rev. Felicity for leading our Epiphany Collective Worship today. The children reflected on their hopes and aspirations for 2022 and how our school values guide them.

5th Jan - Thank you to all the parents who joined us virtually for the presentation of the Headteacher awards and Holland Trophy and Cup today. Resilience, the school values, progress and perseverance were consistently celebrated as children were a 'light to each other'.

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Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2022? If so, click here to visit our admissions page.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Run Orwell returned as a much enjoyed Covid secure event in June 2021. Keep an eye on the website for updates about the next planned event!


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


Covid update - Our Covid page contains information to support your child throughout the pandemic.


As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


Following the recent phone upgrade, please leave a message if the school phone is not answered, including out of school hours. We will then receive and email alerting us to your call. Alternatively, please email the school office.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Please see Covid-19 notices on our Covid-19 Update Page

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