Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

At Stoneleigh we believe that:

  • all children are entitled to a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum, differentiated as appropriate
  • all children should experience success and feel positive about themselves
  • the educational goals for all pupils are the same but the individual needs in progressing towards them may be different
  • all children, and their families, should be actively involved in meeting their own targets

In addition to gaining language, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and technological skills, your child will build confidence, develop self-reliance, and learn to make decisions whilst developing the ability to articulate feelings and ideas. We attach great importance to the development of all children's social and emotional skills and seek to enable them to build relationships with other children and adults, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and learn self-discipline. We aim to provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences that will greatly benefit all children.

Children at stoneleigh with special educational needs are supported in a range of ways.

  • We provide a wide range of interventions to accelerate children's progress in Speech and Language, mathematics, reading, writing and social, emotional and mental Health Needs.
  • We have a sensory room within our early years foundation stage which children can access
  • We run an on-site nurture group (the hive) led by experienced members of staff, trained in empathic communication and nurture based provision
  • We employ a part time play therapist who works alongside identified children offering non-directive play therapy in 1:1 sessions and in groups

If you would like more information about special educational needs & disabilities please contact the main reception and ask for our school Senco, Laura Humble.