Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disability’s (SEND) page.  We understand that there is a lot of information around SEND and so if you would like any further clarification, please contact our Inclusion Lead, Jenny Byford.  Mrs Byford oversees the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND Policy and co-ordinates the provision for children with a SEND.

Our school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. Some children have particular learning needs that could create a barrier to learning.  Children may have special education needs either throughout, or at any time during, their school career.  This policy aims to ensure that curriculum planning and assessment for children with inclusion or special educational needs takes account of the type and extent of needs experienced by the child.  This policy has been written to reflect our SEND Local offer, which can be found on the school website here

Please do contact Mrs Byford the School SENCo should you wish to discuss anything in regards your child/ren and SEND at Sauncey Wood.  She can be contacted through the school email address or the school phone number 01582 621514




If you have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability, or you are concerned that your child may have special education needs, the above website offers lots of information about services and support networks that are available to you. It also gives information about local events and things you can do with your child.


Information about support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in St Albans and Harpenden.


The Educational Psychology service has organised a 'Contact Line' that parents and professionals in Hertfordshire can call if they have a concern about a child, or would like to find out more information about the service.


A website for parents. carers and children. It gives information about services and advice for physical and mental health. There is also a 'kid's site' with games to play linked to various aspects of their health.


1. Social Emotional and Mental Health

2. Speech Language and Communication

3. Autism

4. Special Educational Needs and/or Disability 

Current Courses for Parents:

Please click on the PDFs to see booking details.

  1. Zones of Regulation

  2. A day in the life of a SEND child

  3. 4 My Family

  4. Sensory processing


To support children with communication and autism needs and their families during this unsettled period, the Specialist Advisory Teachers will be extending the hours of our telephone advice line from Monday 23rd March until the schools reopen.


It will be open daily between 10am and 2pm (term time) to provide advice and guidance for parents and carers. If you wish to speak to a Specialist Advisory Teacher please call 01442 453920 during these times.


Please note: We are unable to provide advice in relation to the coronavirus or the duration of school closures.

Please click on the PDF to read information from the Education Psychology Team.






Please click on the PDF to read information from HFL SEND Team about learning at home. 

All recent learning plan reviews have been sent home and we welcome your comments via email or through the website address given to you in the pack. If you would like a telephone conversation please email me at and we can arrange a time to do this. 

Here is a copy of a recent letter I sent out to support learning at home. Please click on the PDF. 

Please check the local offer website site to keep up to date with support available. 

Please click on the PDF to read a newsletter sent from the Hertfordshire Visual Impairment Team. There are ideas for activities at home.



Here is a document about mental health and well-being with links to further websites. Please click on the PDF to view. 

Here is a helpful book to explain Coronavirus to children from Mindheart.  Please click on the PDF to view.


Click on the PDF for information about the Specific Learning Difficulties Advice Line. 

Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514