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SEND & Inclusion

Surrey Street Primary SEND Provisions

Key Contacts

SENDCOs: Mrs G Blackwell and Mrs D Ben Khedher

SEND Administrator:  Mrs K Bevans

Governor with responsibility for SEND:  Anita Jones


Direct Contact:

SEND email:

SEND telephone:  01582 359412


At Surrey Street Primary school, we have high expectations of our pupils and are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The achievement, attitude and well-being of every child is paramount, with inclusion being the responsibility of everyone within our school.


Otters and Kestrels

Otters and Kestrels are specialist provisions, established by the school to support students with complex needs (particularly learning/ ASD/ communication difficulties). Both classes have a highly structured, nurturing environment, where children benefit from smaller groups and a high ratio of adults. The curriculum is developed to meet the specific needs of the children within the group.


Local Authority Based Provision

The Redwood Unit

Squirrels and Foxes

In the Summer of 2023, we opened a local authority provision at Surrey Street Primary School, for children with complex learning needs. The unit caters for children with levels well below expected levels (at least half their chronological age).


This could include children with a diagnosis such as:

  • SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) difficulties
  • Communication and interaction difficulties eg: ASD
  • Sensory Impairment Difficulties
  • Cognition and Learning Difficulties
  • Complex behaviour patterns


All children in the provision must have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan), issued by the local authority.

The children follow a bespoke curriculum based around speech and language needs and a topic-based approach developing:

  • Outdoor schooling
  • Independence
  • Play and Leisure
  • The World About Us
  • Physical Well-being



SENDIAS is an independent advice service who are also available to speak with to share your concerns


The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources) 


Parent to Parent is a confidential phone service providing emotional support for parents of autistic children. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents of an autistic child/adult.


Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists


Lots of information on ASD


Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour 


A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library 


A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories 


A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice


A national charity offering information support and advice about parenting, including challenging behaviour, emotional wellbeing, teenagers etc. details about specialist advice, parenting groups in your area


Young Minds is a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children, advice about depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues affecting children