Special Educational Needs and Difficulties can affect a child’s ability to learn. They can affect their:

  • Behaviour or ability to socialise.
  • Reading and writing.
  • Ability to understand things.
  • Concentration levels.
  • Physical ability.

It is the role of the SENCO to ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities receives the support that they need. Our SENCO in school is Hannah Lambert, who can be contacted via the school office or email at

Some of the responsibilities of a SENCO include:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy.
  • Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs.
  • Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
  • Liaising with parents of children with SEN.
  • Liaising with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies.
  • Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEN up to date.
Local Offer

Rotherham’s Local Offer website is there to help parents and carers of children with special educational needs and difficulties find the support that is available for their family.

There are two main purposes of the Local Offer:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive information, in one place, on the support and opportunities available locally to children, young people and their families as well as what can be expected from local agencies including education, health and social care.
  • To make services more responsive to local needs which are shaped by you

The Code of Practice 2015 states: Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from their peers. This is special educational provision under section 21 of the Children and Families act 2014. Schools and colleges must use their best endeavours to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it. Special educational provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything less. 

Great teaching is about sensitivity and adaptation, about a warm interaction between a teacher and a student, and about adjusting to the here and now circumstances of the classroom and the child's needs.

What SEND teaching means at Thrybergh Fullerton

Children with SEND will be identified quickly, supported fully and access lessons which are differentiated to enable and challenge each child to meet their potential in their progression to adulthood. We want children to experience 'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10.