Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We support pupils with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We actively ensure that all pupils feel welcome and an integral part of our school. Our modern building is fully wheelchair accessible.

We have a very good working relationship with the co-located Richard Cloudesley Special Needs School Primary Department and welcome their pupils to the mainstream lessons at different times of the day. Likewise, children from Prior Weston also join the children and staff in classrooms in Richard Cloudesley during weekly inclusion afternoons.

For children with any additional needs, support is available within the school from the Assistant Head for Inclusion/SENCo - Simone De Juan - and through teaching assistants, qualified teachers and out-of-school professionals such as Speech & Language therapists, Educational Psychologists, CAMHS clinicians and Occupational Therapists - who work closely with staff  to meet the children’s needs most effectively.

Detailed information about the support that we provide is in the SEND information report below. Each Local Authority produces a guide to the services that are available for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities aged from birth to 25. This is known as the Local Offer. Please find below the links to the Local Offer provided by the Local Authorities close to Prior Weston:

If you have any further questions about our SEND provision, please contact our SENCo, Simone De Juan, either by phone on 020 7786 4800 or via email simone.dejuan@priorweston.islington.sch.uk.

Policies and Reports

Accessibility Plan

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Schools Information Report 2023-2024

SEN Reforms - A Brief Guide for Parents

SEND Code of Practice

Example Support Plans and Information

SEN Support Plan Example

Pupil Passport Example

"Staff have high expectations of pupils' behaviour"

- Ofsted, 2022