(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 Mr Beech, if you have any questions, concerns or queries please feel free to contact Mr Beech through our office on 01706 812019.

Equality Statement


At Todmorden CE J, I & N School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background.


As our vision states ‘We encourage self-belief and bravery: developing the flair to be ourselves. Together, respecting and loving the world and all in it’ therefore we aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity, respecting of each other’s identities and ability to participate fully in school life.


We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging all types of bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.


Equality in Teaching and Learning

As our vision states we want all pupils to soar high so we provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils