Dronfield Junior School

Dronfield Junior School
Reaching Potential

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Our Special Education Needs and Disabilities Lead (SENDCo) is Miss Lyndsey Grogan

Our Special Education Needs and Disabilities Governor is Mrs Karen Bull.


Our aim is to ensure that all our pupils achieve their full potential, regardless of differing needs. Occasionally some children experience greater difficulties in aspects of their learning than others. These children may be identified as having Special Educational Needs. In line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (2015), these children are placed on our SEND register.  At the heart of Dronfield Junior School is a deep-rooted commitment to inclusion, a desire to treat everyone equally and a respect for differences.

Our aim is to provide an exceptional education for all our pupils both academically and socially through a broad and creative curriculum, including those with SEND.  We model and set high aspirations and expectations for every pupil and we provide opportunities and experiences for all of our pupils.  We are passionate about removing barriers to learning wherever possible and making reasonable adjustments to allow inclusive practice at every level so that every pupil reaches their full potential.

DJS champions early identification and intervention and recognises how vital parental involvement is in keeping a pupil’s self-esteem high. We aim to develop a strong partnership with parents / carers and value the insight they bring into their child’s needs.

We work hard to secure special educational provision for pupils for whom this is required, that is ‘additional to and different from’ that provided within the differentiated curriculum to respond better to the four areas of need identified in the SEND Code of Practice.

If a pupil has special educational needs or disability needs (SEND), we will take every reasonable step to identify and meet them. We strive for every pupil to make good or better progress from their starting point not just educationally but also in their ability to socialise and apply strategies taught to everyday situations.

We also recognise our pupils’ abilities outside of academic outcomes. Our staff identify and recognise our pupils’ talents and support the flourishing of these. All our pupils have individual skills that we encourage and nurture whether these be artistic, musical, sporting or otherwise.

We recognise that every teacher is a teacher of SEND and every teacher upholds high expectations for all their pupils.


Our school's SEND Policy

Our school's SEND Information Report

If you would like to contact Miss Grogan, please call school on 01246 413 145 or complete the form https://forms.office.com/e/mM9hA8Z1kP

and Miss Grogan will endeavour to respond within 48 hours.

Alternatively, please use your camera and follow the QR code:

Parent SENDCO Concern


Some of our staff have completed training in the following areas.  When staff go on a course, they have an opportunity to give feedback to the rest of the staff during staff meeting sessions.