(Special Educational Needs and Disability)

We are an inclusive school, which strives to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs.

During a child’s life they may find that they need extra help with their learning. When we give children some extra help we might put them on a special register. This is called the Special Educational Needs Register. Sometimes this is just for a short period of time, sometimes it is longer. At Todmorden CE School we try very hard to make sure that every child achieves as well as they are able. We will offer your child some extra help, which we think that they need at the moment, through carefully planned intervention and resourcing. Their work will be carefully planned and you will be invited in to help us with this planning.

We keep families informed about their child's progress and development. Your child’s progress will be shared with you at our parent’s evenings but you will also be invited into school to plan and review their ILDP (Individual Learning and Development Plan). 

Stages of SEND

QFT (Quality First Teaching) – below age related expectation or slow progress after 1 term.

Early Action - below age related expectation or little or no progress after 2 terms.

SEN Support – continued development below age related expectation or little or no progress after 3 terms.

EHC Plan – significant development concern


Our SENDCo is Mrs Welsh, if you have any questions, concerns or queries please feel free to contact Mr Beech through our office on 01706 812019.

The Equality Duty


Our vision states that ALL children will 'Soar High' and ALL children will have 'a hope and a good future'.


The Equality Act 2010 states that all public organisations must:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
  • advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
  • foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it. 

The protected characteristics by which children and staff must not be discriminated are:

  • Race
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Religion and belief
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Age

At Todmorden CE J, I & N School, we are proud of the work that we do to promote equality of opportunity for all our pupils and their families. The following are some of the ways in which we promote equality throughout our school:

  • The  Governing Body are responsible for overseeing equality throughout school
  • School policies state that children and staff will be treated equally
  • School is committed to increasing awareness as well as developing our capacity to promote tolerance to all communities
  • Boys and girls have equal opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities
  • Disabled pupils are supported with appropriate interventions and modifications to enable them to fully access all aspects of the curriculum

Todmorden CE J, I & N School provides a broad and balanced curriculum, which includes many opportunities to foster good relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it. We have strong links with community based organisations, close links with other local schools as well as whole school initiatives.