At Alford Primary School we provide all of our children with an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum. However, we understand that some children can experience barriers to their learning and can need additional support at various times in their school life.

Class teachers take these needs into account when planning lessons and make additional provision where necessary. This diagram explains the SEN pathway in school.

Where a child consistently requires significant provision ‘additional to and different from’ their peers they are considered to have a special educational need and/or disability (SEND).

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Mrs Simpson

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Simpson is our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator). Her role is to oversee the provision in place for SEND children to ensure they can make the best possible progress.

Mrs Simpson has dedicated SENDCO time out of her teaching time each week, and can be contacted through the School office: or 01507 463414

For more information about our procedures for identifying and providing for SEND children please see our:

Parents can also access more information from Lincolnshire County Council’s Local Offer. The Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families in one place.


The Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) is another useful source of information and support.
The LPCF is specifically tasked with working alongside the Local Authority and Health to help ensure that the services they plan, commission, deliver and monitor meet the needs of children with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs.