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Supporting Children With Additional Needs

This page contains key information about how we support children who have additional needs. Our school Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is called Mrs Jayne Finch and she can be contacted either by phoning the school office or via her email which is


All the teachers at Farnborough Road Juniors are teachers of children with Special Educational Needs.  We adopt a 'whole school approach' to SEND that involves all staff following best practice based on Quality First Teaching. The staff of the school are committed to identifying and providing for the needs of all children in an inclusive environment.  


From time to time many children may require additional support to ensure we meet their needs and enable them to make progress. Some children require on going additional support to ensure they are able to access the curriculum and can be fully included in school life.


We follow a graduated approach with four stages in the cycle to ensure we meet pupil's needs:

  • Assess
  • Plan
  • Do 
  • Review


There are three steps or waves of teaching and support:

Wave 1 High quality, inclusive teaching for all pupils. This is known as Quality First Teaching

Wave 2 Enhanced Quality First Teaching with a Pupil Passport to ensure provision is made for an identified need

Wave 3 Targeted intervention and support with an SEN Support Plan