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Gifford Primary School

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SEND & Inclusion


SENDCo – Mrs Tiago 

SENDCo Assistant – Mrs Summers

SEND Teacher (EYFS/KS1): Mrs Cooney-Quinn

SEND Teacher (KS2): Ms Akrill

EYFS/KS1 SEND Teaching Assistant – Mrs Hannibal

KS2 SEND Teaching Assistant – Mrs O’Connell

Speech and Language Teaching Assistant – Mrs Dhunna

Occupational Therapy Teaching Assistant – Mrs Basharat

ASD Teaching Assistant – Mrs Gasiewska


Whole Schools Aims/Ethos

Gifford Primary School is a fully inclusive school where we aim to meet the needs of all pupils through a rich and varied academic and social curriculum with regard to the National Curriculum guidelines 2014. We are fully committed to enabling all pupils to reach their full potential irrespective of their gender, age, ethnicity, religion, ability and social background, in line with the Equalities Act 2010.


At Gifford Primary school we welcome all children with special educational needs as part of our community, and we will ensure that all pupils have an equal opportunity to engage in the curriculum. We take our responsibilities of equality very seriously and work hard to ensure that everybody connected to the school is made to feel welcome and provided with the resources and support to enable them to enjoy and feel fully involved in the Gifford family. 


How do we support pupils?

We endeavour to educate all children, as much as possible within the classroom with their peers. This is achieved through the adaptation and differentiation of work. We also recognise that there are times when it is desirable for a group of children with similar needs to work together with specialist help. We work closely with our teachers, teaching assistants, special needs team and external professionals to deliver an inclusive curriculum and to ensure that the correct support is in place for our children.


We also have our own sensory room for the children with additional sensory needs to thrive and feel safe and secure. 


Parental Partnership

We understand that having a child with special educational needs can be challenging and sometimes isolating for parents. To support parents through this journey we host SEND parent coffee mornings and afternoons, which gives our parents the opportunity to share, advise and support each other.


We know that for parents, communication and understanding of the individual is key to a successful education and we hope that by working together we can ensure that every child at Gifford Primary School can achieve and be successful. 



If you have any concerns about your child please contact your child's class teacher or your group leader. Alternatively please contact myself (Mrs Tiago) or Mrs Summers (SENDCo Assistant) or call the school office on 0208 845 4661.