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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 


Our aim is to provide a creative, nurturing, safe environment with high expectations of all those who are a part of the Ferrars family. 


We aim to cultivate in all our children their intellectual, emotional, social, moral and spiritual development enabling them to achieve their full potential and take their place as life-long learners in a globalised world. 


We are committed to high achievement for all, supporting pupils and families in ensuring the very best of opportunities are available to them.


At Ferrars, we firmly believe that all children have an entitlement to be educated alongside their peers. As an inclusive community, we are deeply committed to removing the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils.

All children may at some time have special needs, including able pupils.  Whenever possible these needs are catered for by the child's class teacher, with support from the Wellbeing Team staff, led by the SENDCO as needed.


What is a Special Educational Need?

A child has a special educational need if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child has a learning difficulty if he or she:

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty than the majority of children of the same age
  • Has a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the Local Authority
  • Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definition above or would do so if the special educational provision was not made for them.

Specialist Resources

Ferrars are able to provide children with SEND with a variety of resources to help them with their learning ranging from specialist pencils to help with their writing grip, to specialist literacy resources to specialist writing slopes and footrests to help with posture.


Specialist Staff

The Wellbeing team consists of:

Mrs McDade – SENDCO

Mrs McCullagh – Family Worker

Mrs Herdman – Family Worker Assistant


As part of Ferrars 'open door policy', members of the Wellbeing Team will always be available to meet with parents regarding any queries or concerns they may have about their child.

SEND Information Report 

Our SEN School Information Report aims to describe how we provide support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Click on any of the links below to view our school’s specific provision across a wide range of additional needs.


Guidance and Support – Websites

Expert advice and support for children with speech and language difficulties  This page gives specific information for parents on Dyslexia


Click here to view Luton Local Authority’s SEN page and Local Offer

Luton SEND Information, Advice & Support Service (SENDIASS) offers free, confidential, impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special and additional educational needs via telephone or face-to-face meetings.


In addition, click on either of the links below for direct access to the Department for Education revised documentation on Special Educational Needs and also on the link to an SEN newsletter.

SEND Code of Practice 2014

Guide for Parents and Carers