High Peak Federation

Special Educational Needs

The Federation provides a broad and balanced Curriculum for all children.  All teaching staff are aware that quality, first hand teaching and learning is key to ensuring that children are able to reach their potential and have their individual needs met.  There are children who have particular learning requirements that could create barriers to their learning.  In line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice, September 2014, these children are offered individually targeted SEND support to enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities. 

The involvement of children, and families is at the heart of the SEND reforms and at the High Peak Federation we consider this to be invaluable.  With the child at the heart, we monitor closely and review regularly the progress of these children (with teachers, parents and the children themselves) to ensure that they receive the best possible support and opportunities.  We are able to access specialist support from the Local Authority and the Health Authority as required as well as training on specific programmes and interventions. 

Outcomes for SEND children

We analyse the outcomes for those pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). We do receive some additional funding for these pupils. However, the majority are supported without direct funding. By delivering quality first teaching and appropriate interventions the SEND pupils at Thornsett also make very good progress.


SEND Information Report

As a school we are mindful of and comply with expectations of the SEND Code of Practice and Disability Discrimination Act as shown in our policies displayed on our website.

We use different interventions and approaches to address specific areas of needs and would look carefully at your child’s individual needs when deciding how best to support your child.

We are also working closely with our A4A coaches to understand better implications of the latest SEND reforms and will undertake SEND reform training in the Summer Term 2015.

More information on support available within Derbyshire can be found on the Derbyshire Local Offer website here:


Derbyshire Parent Carer Newsletter SPRING 24



Thornsett Local Offer

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Newtown Local Offer

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