Special Educational Need & Disabilities (SEND)

All Devon Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.


The four broad areas of need are:

         1) Communication and Interaction

         2) Cognition and Learning

         3) Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

         4) Sensory and Physical Needs


Key People

Miss Lisa Walsh



Mr Kevin Martin


Mrs Gemma Nalder

SEND Governor

The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the Local Offer.


The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Find out more about Devon Local Authority's Local Offer:


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Our school was awarded an Enhanced Devon Inclusion Award for Dyslexia in July 2017.

This utilizes the Devon Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. Our SEND policy can be downloaded from our policies page withing the 'About Us' section of our website.

Your Child has Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. What can we at Abbotskerswell Primary School offer you?


At Abbotskerswell Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.


Click on the questions below for more information about the Local Offer from Abbotskerswell Primary School and how we can support your child.

Devon Local Offer

School Local Offer