Ofsted Inspection of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision (updated 4th Aug 2015)

No separate judgement for SEN provision

Ofsted does not make a separate judgement about special educational needs (SEN) provision. Instead, SEN provision forms part of a whole school inspection.

Paragraph 132 of the School Inspection Handbook says that before making their final judgement on a school’s overall effectiveness, inspectors must evaluate, “the extent to which the education provided by the school meets the needs of the range of pupils at the school”, including disabled pupils and pupils with SEN.

The School Inspection Handbook can be downloaded from the following page:

School Inspection Handbook


There are many strengths to the school’s SEND provision – 
SEND Code of Practice Audit Report 21st April 2016
 Audit Report St Mark’s Elm Tree


Please click on the link(s) below to download/view copies of documents:-

SEND code of practice –…/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf

SEND policy

Inclusion Policy June 2014

Please click on the following for more information on:

Sensory and or Physical

Cognition and Learning

Social Emotional and Mental Health portrait

Communication Interaction

 Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


Click on the logo above for our school offer


School complaints procedure:- Any complaints with regards to SEND provision should be referred to the Headteacher and Governing Body following the complaints procedure established by the school.

Please click on the link below to download / view the document.

St Mark’s Complaints Policy






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For further information, please contact the school (Tel 01642 580774)

Rachel Ashford (Training SENCo)

Pat Thornton is our Parent Support Advisor.

The best time to contact Pat is in school after 1pm (School – 01642 580774)