Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Welcome to The Blandford School Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) webpage. We hope you find the following information informative and reassuring as to the variety of ways we can support our young people with SEND to reach their full potential.


A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.”  SEND Code of Practice, 6.1


  • Penny White is our Assistant Head for Progress, Guidance and Welfare
  • Our SENDCo is Mr Hayball
  • The Governor with responsibility for SEND is Mr J. Seal.


The Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is responsible for overseeing and planning the educational programme for all SEND students in the school. Different levels of support can be implemented dependent upon the needs of the student.


Should a young person be identified as requiring support to enable them to access the curriculum we have different support options available.


Support can include:

  • Learning Support lessons
  • 1:1 interventions
  • Small group work
  • TA mentoring
  • In class support.
  • In class differentiation