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Special Educational Needs

Elmgrove Primary School and Nursery Unit is actively committed to assisting all pupils with their learning. It is our aim to identify those who require learning support, determine their educational need and put in place a programme of support/or access from EA or other agencies.

The school has as dedicated SEN team managed by a non-teaching SENCO who is available to support and speak with parents by appointment.


Co-ordinated by Mrs L Tate B Ed (Hons) and Miss H Maxwell B Ed (Hons) MSc

Learning Support Teachers

Mrs M Magee  BSc PGCE Ad Dip in inclusive Education(distinction) 

Mrs J Reid

Mrs L Alexander BEd (Hons)/ Mrs N Chivers BA (Hons)


Newcomer teachers

Miss C McCutcheon BA (Hons) QTS

Miss E Rutecka

Learning Support:

  • Withdrawal groups for literacy and numeracy
  • Newcomer support
  • Underachievement targeted in class


Precise needs are diagnosed at the earliest stage and intervention strategies, including very good withdrawal support for literacy and numeracy, are provided”

Education and Training Inspectorate


We have access to a number of external services including School Medical Service, the Community Dental Service, Educational Psychology Service, Educational Welfare Service, CIDS team, Oakwood ASD Advisory Service and support from Harberton School.