Home Page


What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?

A Special Educational Need is a difficulty or barrier that affects a child’s ability to learn and to access the curriculum. A disability is a long-term health condition which causes a difficulty or barrier to learn or to access the curriculum. We are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils and recognise that some of our children will need additional support. If you have any further concerns regarding SEND, this Government document will offer further reading.

SEND: guide for parents and carers - GOV.UK (

We are proud of the support we offer all our pupils to ensure they make progress and achieve their full potential. Children have learning difficulties for a variety of reasons and here at Kirkby Woodhouse School we ensure that we take responsibility for identifying and providing appropriate provision for all special educational needs.

Following on from reading the above information. If you have concerns over your child’s development, take a look at the flowchart to discover the next steps you could take.

Sometimes children may require extra support for a short period of time to help meet their needs or improve their learning. The class teacher will usually decide this based on a number of factors including academic progress and / or assessments carried out by teaching staff or other professionals.

Some children will require support for a longer period of time to ensure they can access the curriculum effectively. This support will be planned by school staff, the SEND team and where appropriate, by external professionals.  


Who are the SEN Team?

Mrs Hounslow and Mrs Roebuck lead SEND across Kirkby Woodhouse School, where they work closely with the class teachers, parents and other professionals in monitoring the progress of learners and ensuring children have a full and inclusive education.


If you need to contact them, please use their direct email below

Mrs Hounslow EYFS and Key Stage 1 


Mrs Roebuck Key Stage 2 


Mrs Clare Rickett is the link SEND school Governor for our school.

Key Telephone Numbers