Hinchliffe Mill Junior & Infant School

SEND & Disabled Access

Special Educational Needs & Disability -SEND

At Hinchliffe Mill Junior and Infant School we endeavour to meet the needs of our pupils with SEND within the classroom alongside their same age peers. Our teaching and non-teaching staff continually support a wide range of individual needs which include, but are not limited to, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASC, sensory processing difficulties, attachment disorder, hearing impairments and social, emotional and mental health linked difficulties.

The organisation of provision for pupils with SEND is not a 'one size fits all' approach but an approach that is tailored according to the barriers to learning experienced by the pupil. Our aim is to overcome such barriers to enable every one of our pupils to successfully participate in all aspects of their school life. 

On this page we have tried to answer all the questions parents have asked us about the provision we have for children with special educational needs.  We hope this is clear and easy for you to understand.  If you would like further information, please contact the SENCo Mrs Geraldine Marsden on 01484 689692.

Our SEND Team

All of our school staff team support pupils with individual needs along with parents/carers. Teaching and non-teaching staff plan, implement and review the provision provided our pupils with additional needs. Our SEND team extends well beyond our staff to include professionals such as school nurses, emotional well-being support workers, occupational therapists, speech, language and communication therapists, outreach workers, educational psychologists and the SEN commissioning team.

Our main points of contact for parents and professionals is Mrs Geraldine Marsden - SENDco

SEND Policy 

Pathway Approach to School SEND Support

SEND Information for Parents/Carers

Annual SEND Report 2024

Kirklees Local Offer 

The Kirklees Local Offer is for families of children and young people with special educational needs and /or disabilities. The Local Offer contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more for children and young people aged 0-25. It is part of the new Children and Families Act which has brought in a number of important changes about support and services

Click here for information about Kirklees local offer. 

What is a School Offer?

The School Offer is a summary of what you can expect from our school to support children with Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND). This provision is educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children of the same age. It may take the form of additional support from both school staff and/or specialist support staff. Our school offer is detailed both within our SEN policy and within our SEN information report below. 

Useful Links

We work alongside a range of charities and organisations to support the needs of our pupils. Many of the websites and links below have information, advice and groups available for parents to access to enhance the support they are able to offer their children.

Disabled Access Information

Our school site is accessible via the car park entrance. The playground and the field can be accessed via locked gates.

The School building has two ramped access points from the school car park and the playground. Both entrances have a small step on entry to the building which can be navigated by a manual wheel chair with support or independently by an electronic wheelchair.  Should you require “step free” access to the building, please mention this to the staff member who greets you on enter to the building. 

Please feel free to contact the school office on 01484 689692 if you have any further queries relating to disabled access to the school.

Equality Statement

At Hinchliffe Mill Junior and Infant School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality and believe everyone being treated equally should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Our school's mission statement is to 'Fledge & Fly High' preparing and providing all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach their highest level of personal and academic achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values, challenging discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.