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

Mrs Subritzky, SEND Coordinator

Mrs Subritzky is the school’s SEND Co-ordinator and she can be contacted via the school office or by email directly on edwina.subritzky@york.gov.uk; please note that 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.

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

Further Information and Resources

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

The Educational Psychology (EP) Support Line is a confidential telephone support service, staffed by Educational Psychologists, to talk through questions or concerns about children and young people’s wellbeing or learning. Open to all parents and carers of children with additional needs or SEND, living in the City of York, they can be contacted on 01904 553055.

Click to find out more on the Yor-OK website


What if you have a concern or complaint?

We hope that we can all work together to see your child make good progress. If however you have a concern or 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 SENDCo
  • 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, SENDCo or Educational Psychologist) You can also speak with the SEND 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