Wykeham Primary School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND)

The Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) at Wykeham Primary School is Mrs. O'Donnell. Should you have any concerns about your child, please contact Mrs. O'Donnell on 0208 450 8425.


When planning, teachers at Wykeham Primary School set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. Some children have barriers to learning that mean they have special needs and require particular support by the school. These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having special educational needs. Teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities. Such children may need additional or different help from that given to other children of the same age. Children may have special educational needs either throughout or at any time during their school career. This policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment for children with special educational needs takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child.


In our school we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:

  • have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
  • require different strategies for learning;
  • acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
  • need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences. 

Teachers are at the heart of the new SEND Support system, driving the movement around the 'graduated approach' (assess, plan, do, review) of SEND Support  with the support of the SENDCO .

Please click here to view Wykeham's SEND Information Report and click here to view Brent's Local Offer and minimum standards document.

Please click here to visit Brent's Local Offer website for more information.

Please click here to view Wykeham's Accessibility Plan.


What do I do if I need to make a complaint?

Parents have the following rights of redress, should the school, governors or the Local Authority fail in its duty to provide, or if the parent disagrees with a decision or feel that there is discriminatory practice:

  • The school or the Local Authority complaints procedure. Please click here for our policies.
  • An appeal to The SEN and Disability Tribunal (a Local Authority decision)
  • A claim against the responsible body (Chair of Governors or the Local Authority) for disability
  • To the SEN and Disability Tribunal for discrimination
  • A complaint to the Local Authority Ombudsman (schools and the Local Authority)