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Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy

We will ensure that all children are nurtured, challenged and inspired so that they achieve the best outcomes during their time at our school and contribute positively to society.


COVID-19 Update

During these unprecedented times, we want to assure our families that we will continue to endeavour to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities. Through our online learning activities and weekly phone calls, we will assess our provision and make adaptions where needed to ensure home learning reflects the needs of pupils.

If you have any concerns or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact the SENDCo, Mrs Rachel Milner, via email at


At Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy, we provide an ambitious curriculum which is rich in the knowledge and cultural capital that all pupils, and in particular those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), need to succeed in life.

Those with SEND are part of every element of whole school life including our diverse range of enrichment activities.

Class teachers have responsibility, under the guidance of the SENCo, to ensure the curriculum they deliver is appropriately adapted to ensure that all pupils have appropriate access and are supported to achieve their expected outcomes. SEND or Pastoral Support Plans detail the access arrangements needed for pupils to engage fully with the curriculum and are updated termly in collaboration with the pupil and their parents.

Provision demonstrates ambition for pupil outcomes but is mindful of pupils’ starting points and may demonstrate appropriate adaptions to ensure good progress. For a small minority of pupils personalised curriculums may be implemented.


The diagram below illustrates some of the adaptions (not exhaustive) that will be implemented. These will be adapted to suit the needs of the individual as well as the requirements of each subject.


By the end of the curriculum, SEND pupils will have the knowledge, skills and cultural capital that will enable them to be successful at secondary school and beyond. The impact of their successful access to our curriculum will be assessed through the multi-faceted approach applied to all pupils but also, in addition to this, through close monitoring by the SENCo and class teachers.

Further details of how our approach to SEND is applied can be seen in our SEND Information Report.


SENCo: Mrs Rachel Milner
Telephone: 01723 373110

Our SEND Governor is Mr Garry Johnson

Local Offer

You can find out more about our Local Offer on the North Yorkshire County Council website.

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