Old Sodbury Church Of England Primary

"Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16

Our SEND team

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Bernice Webber-Brown                                       Nuala Mclaughlin                                            Michelle Toghill

Headteacher and SENCO                                      SEND Consultant                              Thrive practitioner and SEND assistant


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

At Old Sodbury Primary school, every child is unique and special. We strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school.  

Within our rich and varied curriculum across all key stages, every child is given opportunities and support within a safe and caring environment. We help to break down any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress that they are capable of. We aim to quickly identify pupils who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs.

At Old Sodbury, we recognise the importance of not only supporting your child’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners. We have a member of staff trained in providing ELSA and also Thrive support.

All staff are committed to providing the best opportunities for the children and are provided with high quality information and regular training.

Building relationships with you, the parents, is very important. We will ensure that you are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of your child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and other outside agencies to find the most appropriate and effective support for your child within our care.

Here at Old Sodbury, we are one big school family where your child will be loved, nurtured and given every opportunity to thrive. 

The links below will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support your child. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school email address.

 The school's SEND Inclusion Policy can be found HERE on the School's Policies page


SEND Support

Please see some of the links below that will provide you with some help and support.

Please remember we also have our termly coffee afternoons where you can meet and talk to any of us for advice and support. 


South Gloucestershire parents and carers website


SEND supportive parents website


Dyslexia support and advice


Dyspraxia and ADHD support for parents


Click here for the SEND Local offer