Springfield Infant School and Nursery

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Funding for SEN

We receive a fixed sum for each pupil at the school and in addition we can apply for top up funds depending on the level of need of the pupil. There are also other sources of funds we are able to use with specific children, such as those that are looked after or in receipt of free school meals.


These funds are used to subsidise additional support that a pupil may need either through the purchase of specialist equipment, additional assessments, staff training or further support.

Provision for Special Educational Needs

At Springfield Infants school and Nursery we recognise the complexity of children’s needs and try to meet them fully within the environment of a mainstream school and Nursery. We provide for all kinds of SEN included within the broad areas of need discussed in the SEN Code of Practice:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs.


Please find below a breakdown of the additional and different needs which our children have as a percentage of the whole school population:

SEN support – 7%

EHCP– 1%

  • Communication and interaction needs – 4%
  • Cognition and learning needs – 1%
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties – 1%
  • Sensory and/or physical needs – 1%

Please note: Some children have needs which fall into more than one category.


Dual placements 0%


We have supported dual placement children but currently do not have any attending the school.


In addition to quality first teaching within every classroom we offer a range of interventions to support the individual needs of children we teach. These are tailored to meet the child's individual specific needs and are designed to ensure that learning opportunities are enhanced and progress carefully monitored. These are delivered by trained in school staff and/or outside agencies.

Some of these include:


* Read Write Inc

* Reading boosting

* Phonic boosting

* Maths boosting-The number box

* Family Support Practitioner

* In house Speech and language therapy-Communicate

* External speech and language therapist-NHS

*Purchased support from the Educational Psychology Service.

* Breakfast club including gym trail activities

* Dough Gym

* Nurture sessions and play focused groups

*Support from county inclusive support service (CISS)

*Ginger group

* Handwriting interventions

* Transition groups-including regular liaising with the Junior School in the Spring/summer term for transitions into KS2.

*Friendship groups with our family support worker


We also work with other settings when a child is dual placed at out school. Please refer to the school's admissions policy.


The SENCO completes provision maps on a termly basis for all SEND and carefully monitors that pupils are receiving high quality, effective interventions. Please refer to our pupil premium policy to see an overview of how the school ensures the continued improvement of social and emotional development across the school for all pupils.