Special Education Needs & Disabilities

Our school has high expectations of all pupils and will ensure that pupils with S.E.N.D. are given the same opportunity to have their needs and interests met and to achieve their educational goals. The school will seek and take into account the views of pupils with S.E.N.D. Provision for pupils with S.E.N.D. is a matter for the school as a whole. Pupils with S.E.N.D. are the shared responsibility of all staff. All teachers are teachers of pupils with special educational needs.Dunnington CE Primary School SEND Policy

Claire Rigden, SEND Co-ordinator

Claire Rigden, SEND Co-ordinator

Click to download the SEND Report

Our policy relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the school’s Accessibility Plan can be found on the School Policies page and the school’s SEND Report should be read in conjunction with these documents.

Mrs Rigden, who also teaches the Reception/Year 1 class, is the school’s SEND Co-ordinator and she can be contacted via the school office or by emailing claire.rigden@york.gov.uk; please note that teaching staff endeavour to check e-mail on a daily basis but, due to the busy nature of the school day, cannot guarantee to reply on the same day.  If you have an urgent query please contact the school office.

The SEND local offer in York (external link to the Yor-OK website)

Provision for Dyslexic Pupils

School SEND Report 2017-18 as a .pdf


We hope that we can all work together to see your child make good progress.  If however you have a complaint about the way we have supported and helped your child, the following steps should be taken:

  • Discuss the matter with the class teacher and/or the SENCo.
  • If the problem is not resolved arrange a meeting with the Head Teacher.  It may be appropriate for others to be involved in the meeting (e.g. the class teacher, SENCO or Educational Psychologist).  You can also speak with the SEN Governor, Mrs Ros Wilson.  We will make every effort to resolve the matter in school.
  • If the problem still remains unresolved you can meet with a representative of the Local Authority.  Contact a member of the SEN department on 01904 554320 or emailing SENdept@york.gov.uk to arrange this.