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Our SEND Provision

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) information is held in the documents in the sidebar and in the Inclusion Policy which you can find on the 'Inclusion & Pastoral Care' option on the menu.

At Hayfield Cross Church of England School, we are a fully inclusive school and all of our staff are committed to providing the best education possible for every pupil. We believe all children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training (SEN Code of Practice, p.81).

Our vision is for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, to achieve their full potential by:

  • effectively identifying and assessing needs of all children
  • setting targets to accelerate progress or effectively support a child with their needs
  • monitoring and reviewing learning and progress
  • liaising with parents and carers
  • listening and respecting the views of the child
  • working in partnership with a range of specialists (where necessary), for example: education psychology and speech and language.

We are able to cater for children with a range of special needs and disabilities:

  • Communication and Interaction - for example Autism Spectrum Conditions, Speech and Language difficulties
  • Cognition and Learning for example - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Moderate learning difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Difficulties for example - ADHD, Attachment disorder, Mental illness or depression
  • Sensory and/or physical needs for example - Vision/hearing impairment, Motor skill difficulties
  • Looked after children with SEN.

Staff are provided with targeted training opportunities to ensure that they are able to support the needs of all pupils.

For more information please see the SEND Information Report option on the download menu on the right. 

Our SENDCO is Ms Stolz, who can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the school office on 01536 606093.  Ms Stolz holds the statutory National Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Accreditation and regularly engages with other SENCOs in the unitary authority area, attends local authority SENCO forums, conferences, and training.

Our Inclusion Link Governor, incorporating SEND, is Mrs Lindsey Atkins.


Our Sensory Room

We have a sensory room here at Hayfield Cross C of E School.  Sensory Rooms support the therapeutic ethos of the school with a range of positive benefits, such as;

  • Promoting mental and physical relaxation
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving co-ordination and motor development
  • Promoting cognitive development by increased brain function
  • Providing security
  • Increasing calmness

Visiting the sensory room for a short while allows our pupils to ready themselves for the day ahead, or take a moment to reduce stress or anxiety levels during the school day.

This sensory area is a space that has been optimised for positive sensory input, typically using lighting, sounds and tacile equipment.

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Two of our students officially opened the sensory room, and we were delighted to welcome a representative from one of our funders to see the space in action.  In order to create this wonderful space, we received funding from a number of different sources and we are grateful to the funders for their generosity to enable us to provide this wonderful opportunity for our students.


Local Offer for Northamptonshire

The Local Offer website can help you find more information about support and services available for children and young people with a special educational need or a disability in North Northamptonshire (and some that are in our neighbouring counties). If you can't find what you are looking for please get in touch and we will be happy to help.


SEND Support Service

There is a helpful website available for parents:  Please visit the website for details of the course for parents & carers being delivered by North Northamptonshire Council.    If there are no dates showing or bookings have closed, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., providing the course or workshop title and your contact details.


North Northants SEND, Information, Advice and Support Service

North Northants SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) is a statutory service which operates at 'arm's length' from both Unitary Authority's and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, and support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers.  Visit their website to find out more: