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SEND and Pastoral Care

Support For Children with SEN and Disability

At Great Kingshill Church of England Combined School we are committed to providing the best learning opportunities for all pupils, including those with SEND. We believe all children are individual  and the  needs, strengths and talents for every child will be different. We believe we can  meet these needs through a curriculum which is challenging, enjoyable and enriches learning while providing opportunities for  every child to work at their own level and pace. We recognise that many children may require additional support or additional challenge at some point within their learning journey.

We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We strive to remove any barriers to learning which could hinder or exclude individual pupils with SEND. We believe all children should have the opportunity to flourish and feel safe. We support the development of the whole child, whilst valuing and celebrating the many and varied abilities displayed by all children.

Our Special Needs Co-ordinators are Mrs Samantha Garner and Mrs Chloe Farmbrough. You can contact them via email:, via ClassDojo or over the phone: 01494 713159.

Pastoral Support

At Great Kingshill we are very proud to hold the National Nurturing Schools Award. This underpins our ethos of supporting children in every aspects of their lives.  We have a dedicated Family Support Worker, Mrs Julie Marks, who is always available to provide emotional support to our children and their families.

Below are some of the interventions that we offer to children to help improve their mental health.

  • ELSA Groups - a small group for children who may feel insecure in school or require some help with social skills.
  • Mindfulness - children learn techniques to help us with our mental health.
  • Child bereavement support
  • Social Stories - for children who struggle with self-awareness and understanding of social expectations.  
  • Zones of Regulation - to manage self-regulation skills to control behaviours.
  • Young Carers Group

Please find useful SEND documents below.