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                                                   Welcome to SEN/D - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


My name is Miriam Peace , I am the Assistant Head Teacher and SENDCO - Special Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator at the Grove School. Below you will find some information about current changes and  SEN/D. However please always feel free to contact me. My email is mpeace@grove.surrey.sch.uk  or through the main schools telephone number 01276 22447.



As you may be aware, as from September 2014 all schools will be working in accordance with the Children and Families Bill 2013. The main changes from the SEN Code of Practice 2001 are:


  • The Code of Practice 2014 covers the age range 0-25
  • There is a clearer focus on the views of children and young people and on their role in decision making wherever possible.
  • Joined up working between all services - education, health and social care.
  • For the children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 EHC (Education and health care) plan will replace current statements.


Further information can be found online at:






SEN/D encompasses a wide range of needs. Some of these may be long lasting, others that just require support in some way for a short time. These needs may be of a learning nature and we pride ourselves on supporting not only those pupils who may have a specific learning difficulty but also our many students who are very able but also require support to achieve their fullest potential. Our links with local Secondary schools and specialised teaching sessions enable this to happen as well as our on-line literacy programmes where pupils learning between home and school, term time and holidays is seamless. Or the needs may be physical and sensory, social and emotional, medical or speech and language and communication. At The Grove we currently have both a KS1 and KS2 speech and language and communication centre. Places are limited to just 20, catering for a wide area of Surrey. These pupils often travel to school in taxis, and places are only for those pupils with a statement of educational needs - soon to be converted to Education, Health Care Plans. Surrey holds panel meetings and it is the LEA who  allocates places.









There are often so many questions...

The following SEND INFORMATION REPORT complies with:

  • Section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
  • Section 6 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25

Provision Map 2016-2017

Details of our full provision mapping may be found here

Some policies that may be helpful...........

Useful link.............................


Surrey County Council offers lots of help and advice on their local offer at https://www.surreysendlo.co.uk