SEND Information

From September 2014, all schools are expected to publish information about their provision for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

This includes the ‘Local Offer’, which helps parents/carers understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. It should help them understand how the system works, and how the local authority, local area and the school will support both the child and the family.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Mrs Sharpe.

You can read details of our special needs provision and local offer below:

SEN Information Report 2023 2024

You can also read our SEN Policy in our Policies section of this website.

Related Web Links

Leicestershire’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

 SENDIASS has brought together information and resources to expand the reach of the service. The new website has been launched to help parents, carers, children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities access information and support in Leicestershire.

SENDIASS provide children and young people with SEND and their families with information and advice that is clear, accessible, impartial and confidential. SENDIASS enable families and individuals to understand the laws around SEND so they can make informed choices.   

  • Autism Education Trust – Provides information/guidance for EYFS, schools, parents, post 16 and Local Authorities.
  • Autism Awareness – Amazing things happen – an autism video. A brilliant clip explaining autism to stimulate understanding and tolerance in future generations.
  • British Dyslexia Association – The BDA aims to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Helpful Send Website Links

Please click on the documents below to access further web links and information about the different areas of Special Educational needs and Disabilities (SEND).  These areas are:

Speech And Language And Communication And Interaction Web Links

Social, Emotional And Mental Health Weblinks

Sensory And Physical Needs Web Links

Cognition And Learning Web Links

Advice and guidance to help support your child’s handwriting and fine motor skills

If you are worried about your child’s handwriting, or their ability to complete independent self care skills that require more intricate hand control, they may benefit from some time focusing on their fine motor skills.

What are fine motor skills?

  • Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists.
  • Children use fine motor skills to do many school-related tasks.
  • There are things you can do at home to help improve your child’s fine motor skills.

Click below for suggestions, advice and activities that could help improve your child’s fine motor skills.

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Emotional well-being

Your child’s emotional well-being is at the centre of everything we do at The Pochin School.  A happy child is a happy learner who has the capacity to flourish and achieve their potential.

During these uncertain and trying times, it is more important than ever to help promote and encourage positive mental health.  Talking about how they are feeling can really help with any anxieties your child might be experiencing.  If your child is finding it difficult to communicate how they are feeling, try the activities below.  They have been designed to also help develop children’s emotional literacy and improve emotional well-being.

Emoji Game

This is an interactive game which helps children identify and think about different emotions.

Crossing The Midline PDF


This resource provides lots of activities that help reduce a child’s anxiety and promote positive thinking skills.

Give Me Five PowerPoint Game

Would You Rather Game

These two interactive games have been designed to help encourage turn taking, listening and social skills.

Visualisation Activity

This activity shows a series of different images with questions to prompt how the image makes them feel.