A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT
A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT



Mrs T. Farrington

At Shobnall Primary & Nursery School we are committed to provide high quality teaching through our school values. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs and disabilities have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

We believe that children should be equally valued in school. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. Shobnall Primary & Nursery School is committed to inclusion. We believe that inclusion is about equal opportunities for all. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties.

We will respond to our learners in a way which takes into account their varied life experiences and needs. In order to do this, many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. High quality teaching is vital. For some children there are occasions when further positive support may also be needed to help them achieve their targets.

We believe that many pupils at some stage in their school career may experience difficulties which affect their learning and we recognise that these may be long or short term.


At Shobnall Primary & Nursery School, we believe that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education which will enable them to achieve their full potential. We use our best endeavours to secure special educational provision for pupils for whom this is required, that is ‘additional to and different from’ that provided within the differentiated curriculum to better respond to the four areas of need identified in the Code of Practice (September 2014).

Aims and Values

Our aims and values are:

  • To create an environment that meets the special educational needs of each child in order that they can achieve their learning potential and engage in activities alongside pupils who do not have SEND.
  • To request, monitor and respond to parents/carers and pupils views in order to evidence high levels of confidence and partnership.
  • To make clear the expectations of all partners in the process.
  • To ensure a high level of staff expertise to meet pupil need, through well targeted continuing professional development.
  • To ensure support for pupils with medical conditions (to provide full inclusion in all school activities) by ensuring consultation with health and social care professionals.
  • To identify the roles and responsibilities of all staff in providing for children’s special educational needs.
  • Through reasonable adjustments to enable all children to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum.
  • To work in cooperation and productive partnerships with the Local Education Authority and other outside agencies, to ensure there is a multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of all vulnerable learners.

Policies & Procedures

Please click on the relevant policy and/or procedure to explore our SEND provision further…

Useful Links

To support our vision for SEND at Shobnall Primary & Nursery School, we have provided you links to local and national resources for special educational needs. Click on the picture and that will take you to the relevant resource. Please check back for updates! 

Local Offer for Parents

Staffordshire’s local offer provides information and services for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

The Local Offer website aims to help families by gathering the information that they need to know in order to make informed choices about the support they receive.

The Special Needs Jungle

The Special Needs Jungle website has a range of resources that will be helpful for supporting children and young people with SEND. The page also contains a range of links to activities, resources and ideas relating to a range of topics including wellbeing, self-regulation, exercise, sensory and formal learning.

Supporting Behaviour at Home – Families Under Pressure

A really useful website which offers lots of advice to families with supporting children’s emotions and behaviour.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society website is the main UK charity for supporting people with ASC and their families. Their website contains lots of useful advice and resources for parents.

Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds provides activities to help support parents when supporting their children whilst at home. Advice primarily focuses on Communication and Speech and Language. The website also has a section signposting and offering links to other websites and recommendations of apps for The Early Years.


Booktrust is the UK’s largest reading charity that reaches 3.9 million children each year with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading. Use the ‘Bookfinder’ to look for books that suit your tastes and interests, browse the archive of interviews with authors and illustrators and watch online storybooks. You can also find reading tips and book recommendations for children of all ages, from babies to teenagers.