SEND Vision

At The Meadows Primary Academy, we strongly believe in the importance of inclusion for all pupils. This belief is at the heart of our SEND practice and drives our ambition to ensure our pupils reach their full potential. Our creative and challenging curriculum is carefully designed to ensure all pupils, irrespective of their needs, thrive and succeed. Pupils with SEND will have the same opportunities to take part in enriching experiences, both in school and in the wider world, as their peers.

We are committed to a whole-school approach towards providing an inclusive curriculum. Therefore, we ensure that our staff are well equipped with the knowledge and skills required to effectively support all pupils. Quality First Teaching is embedded within the practice of all staff, underpinned by extensive subject knowledge across the curriculum. Subject leaders plan a highly differentiated curriculum which facilitates access for all children, thinking carefully about the needs of all pupils.

For pupils requiring additional support, small-group interventions are led by experienced TAs; these interventions are closely monitored and their impact is evaluated regularly. Where pupils require personalised provision, we draw on specialist knowledge in order to tailor their learning experiences so that they are given every opportunity to progress and succeed.

Collaboration is central to our SEND policy; we work alongside external professionals for advice and additional support. Most importantly, we value and listen to parents and carers by ensuring that they are involved in key decisions and when reviewing targets.

There are times when some children need additional support during their school life. Through our special needs programme, and with assistance from parents/carers, outside agencies and special schools within our multi-academy trust, we endeavour to identify promptly a child’s particular needs, so that individual programmes can be provided when appropriate.

We ensure that problems are identified as early as possible - the earlier action is taken the more quickly support can be given. If a child has been identified as having a special educational need, they will have full access to the National Curriculum. Partnership work with parents/carers is crucial in this process. The school endeavours to make all adjustments to ensure every pupil has access to all aspects of school life.

Local Offer

The Stoke SEN and Disability local offer is a comprehensive website created for parents and young people with Special Educational Needs or a Disability in Stoke-on-Trent. It allows you to search for local services and agencies including, schools, child care, health services, information and advice. Here you will also find The Meadows Primary Academy SEND overview for parents. Click Here to take a look.

Parents with children with special needs children are able to access lots of activities locally and all you need do is contribute a small amount of money to attend the activity and then transport is included.

Please take a look at the Activities brochure below or click here to visit the website.

Contact Information

To contact our SEND Team  Lydia Martin (SENDCO) and Tracey Deakin (SEND Assistant), please use the following details:

Telephone: 01782235025

Email :









Glossary of SEN Terms


Attention Deficit Disorder


Hearing Impairment


Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder


Pupil Passports


Autistic Spectrum Disorder


Looked After Child


Social, Emotional & Mental Health


Local Education Authority


Common Assessment Framework


Learning Mentor


Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


Moderate Learning Difficulty


Code of Practice


Occupational Therapist


Child Protection


Special Educational Needs


Developmental Co-ordination Disorder


Special Educational Needs & Disability


English as an Additional Language


Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator


Educational Psychologist


Speech, Language, Communication Needs


Free School Meals


Specific Learning Difficulty


Family Liaison Officer


Visual Impairment