Hayfield Primary School

Loving Learning, Loving Life.

SENd Information

Children with Additional Needs

Some children have specific or additional needs - emotional, social, behavioural, medical or educational - which need additional support in school.  Some will have moderate difficulties and need small group or individual support, which can be provided from resources within school.  Others will be put onto the Special Needs Register because their needs cannot be met solely by the school.  This may mean accessing the services of outside agencies such as the local Multi Agency Team (MAT), Behaviour Support, Educational Psychology, the school nurse or doctor, various health agencies or social care.  In such cases, the school will work closely with these agencies on an individual education plan (IEP) or My Learning Programme (MLP) to address the needs of the child.  For a very small minority of children, where their needs are severe, complex and ongoing, the school will apply for a statutory assessment and may be granted an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which means that the school will receive some local authority funding to help it to meet the specific needs of the child identified on the plan. 

In all cases of special educational needs, school will work closely and sensitively with parents, involving them in the processes and plans used to meet the needs of their child.   

 Some children have additional needs because they are very able, gifted or especially talented.  It is just as important to ensure that these children have their needs met through appropriate challenge, extra provision and/or pastoral support where needed. Once a year, we ask parents to provide feedback to the school with regard to their child’s talents and interests outside of school.  We use this data to inform our planning.

As a cluster of schools we employ 3 family resource workers and an overarching safeguarding manager to provide Early Help to our children and their families. These workers are able to facilitate courses for parents, signposting for families and practical solutions. They are incredibly experienced in providing Early Help and working in partnership with other agencies. We are proud to be part of this exciting initiative which will help our local schools to further work together and provide support and stability for our most vulnerable families. 

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Mrs Byron.  She is contactable through the school office either by phone (01663 742357) or email office@hayfield.derbyshire.sch.uk


Please click to read our SEN Information Report 2020 -21 and our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy.  Also please find our Accessibility Plan here.


Opening statement

 At Hayfield Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:

  • Eliminating discrimination.
  • Fostering good relationships.
  • Advancing equality of opportunity.

We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:

  • Gender.
  • Race.
  • Disability.
  • Religion or belief.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Gender reassignment.
  • Pregnancy or maternity.

Hayfield Primary School aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.


Aims to eradicate discrimination

 Hayfield Primary School believes that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:

  • Being respectful.
  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly.
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it can have.
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude.
  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all.
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness.

We are committed to having a balanced and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination, and instead promotes inclusive attitudes. We will also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from classes which pose conflicts to their own beliefs.


Dealing with prejudice

 Hayfield Primary School does not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through a thorough reporting procedure, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.


At Hayfield Primary School, our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others.
  • Celebratory of cultural diversity.
  • Eager to reach their full potential.
  • Inclusive.
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour.

The school’s employees will not:

  • Discriminate against any member of the school.
  • Treat other members of the school unfairly.

The school’s employee’s will:

  • Promote diversity equality.
  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude.
  • Lead by example.


Equality and dignity in the workplace

 Hayfield Primary School does not discriminate against staff with regards to their:

  • Age.
  • Disability.
  • Gender reassignment.
  • Marital or civil partner status.
  • Pregnancy or maternity.
  • Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.
  • Religion or belief.
  • Sex or sexual orientation.

Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.


We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.


Prejudice is not tolerated at Hayfield Primary School and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our schools community.


More information is available here.



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