Etchingham CE Primary School

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

SEND Information Report

We actively promote equality of opportunity for all children and are a wholly inclusive school. Our SEND Information Report will inform you of the types of support offered and available for your child. 

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Catherine Palmer can be contacted via email on


 Our SEND Policy: a visual representation for Parents

This link will take you to a visual representation of our SEND Policy which outlines the different levels of school support available to children with SEND.

School Levels of Support: a guide for parents

Support for families

The East Sussex School Health and Children's Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service offers lots of support and information for families. This includes information about health topics, from emotional and physical health and wellbeing to speech and language disorders and equipment for physical disabilities. This link will take you to their offer of support for parents and carers:

Support for Parents and Carers

 Complaints from parents of children with SEND

At Etchingham Church of England School we operate an ‘open door’ policy. Parents and Carers are encouraged to speak with the class teacher about any concerns they may have. They will be able to discuss additional support children are receiving. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs further please contact the Headteacher or SENDCO who will be able to talk about how the School can support children with SEND. The School’s Complaints Policy is on our school website. This procedure includes complaints around SEND and Looked after children. The policy can also be obtained through request of a paper copy from the school office. Please follow this policy if you would like to make a formal complaint. In the first instance discussions would be encouraged with the class teacher, SENDCO and Headteacher to try and resolve any issues.  If your complaint is specifically about a child's Education and Health Care Plan (EHC) procedures or about the content of the EHC, the complaint should be made to the Local Authority in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice.