At Orchard we are committed to providing pupils with access to education whatever their need; all children from our local community are welcome to our school.  All children are equally valued.  The school is committed to the process of inclusion as a whole school and will involve pupils, parents/carers, staff, governors and the local community in this process.

A child can be placed on the Special Needs Register for a variety of reasons, whether struggling with a particular area of the curriculum and/or due to physical, behavioural or medical issues.

The Special Needs Register enables our school to recognise individual needs and devise a suitable set of targets for the child to reach, as well as consider options for additional support.

The input of parents and carers is key.  If you have any concerns about your child, feel free to organise an appointment with the Special Educational Need’s Co-ordinator /’SENCo’, Ms Emily Turner, via the school office.