At Moorpark Junior school, every teacher is a teacher of SEND and all children should receive quality first teaching (QFT);

“high quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils who have or may have SEN. Additional intervention and support cannot compensate for a lack of good quality teaching” Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): Code of Practice (2015).


According to the SEND COP (2015), special educational needs is defined as:

• A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for special educational provisions to be made for him or her.

• A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

• has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

• has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions


When children join Moorpark, who have already been identified with a SEND, contact will be made before starting, with the parent, child and the previous school.

When at Moorpark, where a child has not already been identified as having a SEND by their previous setting, the definition above will be used when assessing their needs and will determine whether they have a SEND or not.

Assessment will be carried out in collaboration with the teacher, the pupil, the parent, the SENDCo and where necessary, external agencies. Your child may then be added to the SEND register (with parental permission). Targets may then be set and provision identified through a pupil passport.

If you have concerns, please speak with your child’s teacher in the first instance. The SENDCo is Mrs Sally Mills.

Should you have questions about SEN provision at Moorpark,  please do not hesitate to contact the school. 

You can click here to view our Equality policy.

If you would like further information regarding the new SEN Code of Practice, please click the link below:-

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child’s SEN needs, please email the SENCo directly via