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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 

Special Educational Needs Co Coordinators - Louise Jackson and Teresa Menday


Liz Steadman - Speech and Language 

Jo Ingrey - Nuffield Early Language Intervention

Shona Waters - Makaton, Elklan Trained Language building NVQ3

Sally Clifton, Kristie Welch, Jo Ingrey, Catherine Tuckwood - 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

Heacham Infant School SEND Documents