SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) - Miss E Sabin


At Laughton All Saints', we work hard to ensure every child has the best access to education. We are proud of our work with our children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). Our practice is in line with the National Code of Practice and SEND reforms, which came into effect in September 2014. SEND is an educational provision which is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age, which is designed to help children and young people with SEND to access the National Curriculum at school.

Miss Sabin can be contacted at school to discuss any concerns parents may have about their child's progress and learning or to discuss support that is given to children here at Laughton. She works closely with teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals across the city to secure the best outcomes for every child. Laughton supports a diverse community of children including those with additional and special needs. We support children whose needs are on-going throughout their school journey and those where some short term support can care for their needs. Some children join Laughton with needs which have been identified in their earlier years in their nursery setting, whilst for other children these needs emerge over time or with age. For each and every child, we seek to develop our knowledge and understanding of how best to support them on a personal basis.

Within the classroom, children receive quality first teaching where our teachers and teaching assistants work together to design lessons suitable to meet the needs of all our pupils. At Laughton, language development plays a significant role within the classroom, supporting children both with and without additional and special needs. We aim to provide our staff with the confidence to support your child and ultimately to build self-esteem and a thirst for learning.

All our staff monitor children’s progress on a regular basis, both academically and emotionally. Through communication with parents/carers, Senior Leadership and our Pastoral Lead, we aim to provide support in a range of ways, most appropriate to the child and their individual needs. Whilst this can take place through the class teaching, other times in may involve small group support, one-to-one or a specific intervention. Laughton has developed close relationships with outside agencies that can support our children and families. The SENDCo is well respected within the parental community and the Trust. We work closely with the Speech and Language Service; the Specialist Inclusion Team; Educational Psychologists and CAMHs. All these services support children and families through both assessment and advice. The Early Help Team also link closely to support families outside of school. 

At Laughton, we have a strong reputation and culture for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are constantly seeking new ways to support our children and families, providing a quality learning environment and additional provision for all to be proud of. Regardless of a child’s ability, through learning together and learning to be together, every child has the right to achieve their full potential.

We are creative and innovative in our approaches and have a distinctive ethos linked to pastoral support and academic support. A wide range of strategies are used within the classroom and through interventions.

We are proud of our inclusive ethos. For further information about the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils please see the SEND policy below. The school's Disability Equality Policy identifies the steps taken by school to ensure that disabled pupils are not treated less favourably than other students.


Below are our policies for SEND and how we implement within the school. 

Accessibility Action Plan

Accessibility Policy 22-23

Inclusion Statement DSAT

SEND Policy 2023

SEND Information Report 2023

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy