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- SEN  -

- SEN at Priory Fields -

Priory Fields School strives to be a fully inclusive school.  We aim to provide an environment where all pupils can fully access a broad and balanced curriculum and fully participate in all the activities of the school, irrespective of ability, disability, race, gender, ethnicity and social origin.  

Priory Fields has an Inclusion Team:

Alex Hughes – SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Kate Martin – Inclusion Assistant  

If you would like to discuss your child’s Special Educational Needs please contact the school office and make an appointment with a member of the inclusion team.

As a school we can access a range of services and multi-disciplinary professionals through the LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team) process.

Kent also provide a range of services available which is called the local offer, these services are available by accessing the Kent website.   Kent's Local offer is all about making it easier for people to find out about services available to 0-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities:

 Click here to visit.

The admission arrangements for pupils without an Education, Health and Care Plan do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs.

- Meet our Inclusion Team -

Miss Hughes SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Mrs  Martin – Inclusion Assistant, Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Champion.

- Our Speech & Language Team -

At Priory Fields, we have a team of specialist TAs trained to support our children's speech, language and communication needs.

Mrs Castle - Early Years

Mrs Vergo - Key Stage 1

Mrs Stephens - Upper KS2

Mrs Holden - Lower KS2

- SEMH Champions -

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Champions are identified adults in schools who have completed the SEMH Champions programme.  Children, for whatever reason, may encounter difficult life circumstances such as bereavement, family separation or low self-esteem. We are able to offer 1-1 ‘talk time’ or small group work using cognitive behavioural approaches to support our children’s emotional needs and well-being.  We can liaise with other agencies and schools to ensure the best outcomes for our children.  Mrs Martin is our SEMH Champion.

- The Thrive Approach -

The Thrive approach is the early identification of emotional developmental need in children.   When you address emotional developmental needs it builds a child’s resilience and supports children engage in learning.  The Thrive approach sets out the age-appropriate developmental tasks of children, this knowledge can be used to shape provision to make the best use of learning.   This enhances their emotional and social skills, improves their emotional well-being and develops their emotional literacy.  Miss Hughes is our registered Thrive practitioner.

- Information for Parents -

Parents' Guide to LIFT

Parents' Guide to Early Help

Guide to new SEN Code of Practice

- Local Info-

Includes Us 2 - A new family support service

- Useful Links -

SEN Kelsi page:


Please click on the link below if you would like to gain further advice and support for your child that has SEN.:


- SEN Policy -

Click here for the School’s SEN policy and Information Report

- Our Wider Inclusion Team -

At Priory Fields, we have other adults in school who can help and support our children with their various needs, including English as an additional language and emotional or social support.

Mr R. Horvath

Parent Support

Mrs K. Carruthers

Family Liaison Officer