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Heacham Infant and Nursery School


At Heacham Infant and Nursery School we promote an inclusive ethos within which we aim to meet the needs of all our students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and seek to ensure that they fulfil their potential.

We are an inclusive school with a wide range of individual needs and specialist provision. We use a graduated approach to supporting children with additional needs which identifies support when it is needed which helps children become independent and confident.  Our SEND pupils are happy, well included and make great progress, sometimes in smaller steps. Through our inclusive admissions policy we make sure that children with additional needs can be admitted to our school if it is your chosen preference. We also use our Pupil Premium Funding to support all children with quality training and intervention.  

Find click here for the Norfolk County SEN Strategy 2019-2022

Our SEND Team 

Mrs T Menday: Trust SENCo 
Mrs E Radford: Trust Assistant SENCo 
Ms Louise Jackson: Headteacher and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co Coordinator)


Liz Steadman - Speech and Language 

Jo Ingrey - Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Shona Waters - Makaton, Elklan Trained Language building NVQ3

Claire Chadderton, Jo Ingrey, Catherine Bennett- Read, Write, Inc

We work closely with Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Parent Support Advisors and Specialist Teachers to meet children's needs and offer Early Help. We value developing children's independence and self help skills, and so we target support only when it is needed to support progress. Our teaching assistants and teachers have had specialist training to support individual needs and to target intervention in learning

  • Nuffield Early Language Intervention 
  • Developing attachments and mental health 
  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Sensory support 
  • Makaton Sign Language 
  • Physical activity
  • Elklan- speech and language
  • Well being , social and emotional health
  • Numicon
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Manual Handling and Step On Training

Please click on the link below to view the Department of Education guide for parents with special educational needs:

Dept of Education - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - A Guide for Parents and Carer

Contact Details

If you would like to contact our SEND team to discuss any issues you have, please do via the following:

Trust SENCo - Mrs T Menday

Trust Assistant SENCo - Mrs E Radford

Ms Louise Jackson - Headteacher
Tel: 01485 570357