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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.



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. On Wednesdays 2pm-4.30pm, you can ring: 01992 588574.


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.

Useful Websites

Links to the Local Offers

Please click the PDFs to view

1. Autism quality offer

2. SEND quality offer

3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health quality offer

4. Speech. Language and Communication Needs quality offer

Sauncey Wood Speech and Language Base

Sauncey Wood Speech and Language Base provides additional provision for children across years 3 to 6 who are identified as having speech and language needs.  These children will all have their own Educational Health Care Plans.  They are taught within a small group in the base environment for Maths and English in the mornings and join the mainstream class with adult support in the afternoons.  The base is managed by a specialist teacher and supported by highly trained teaching assistants.  The curriculum is highly differentiated and linguistically modified to meet the children’s needs.  The children are also supported by a Speech and Language Therapist who delivers specialised therapy work on a weekly basis. 

The Base class is called Willow and more information can be found on Willow's class page. 

DSPL7 Parent Leaflet (groups and courses)

Please click on the PDF to view courses, groups and information for this term.





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 website below 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.

Services for parents, carers and families (  From this page you can find all the different types of support that parents and carers of children and young people with SEND might be able to access, including information on support groups, mental health, parenting courses and how to access services such as SENDIASS.

Take some time to look through our SEND policy.


Please read through our Send information report to discover more about what we offer to our children with SEND or who require extra support.


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