Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

SEND and Inclusion

Meet our TJ Inclusion Champions!

Our Inclusion Champions are so excited to take on this very important role. They want to make sure that everyone at TJ is included in all aspects of school life. 

What inclusion means to us...

Pupil voice

At Thomas Jolyffe, we value all children equally whatever their background. With children at the heart of all we do, we aim to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for all.

Our aim is to ensure that teaching and learning styles are adapted to meet the needs of all individuals ensuring that they make the best possible progress and fulfil their potential.
We strive to identify and understand your child's need at the earliest opportunity, implementing appropriate provision, and interventions alongside Quality First Teaching whilst ensuring that children have access to a wide range of learning opportunities, whether through universal or targeted provision with support of external agencies and recommendations where required.


If you have any concerns about your child’s progress at Thomas Jolyffe, initially, the class teacher would be the first person to talk too. Alternatively, every school (and nursery) has a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO).

Our SENDCO at Thomas Jolyffe is Mrs O'Sullivan ( 


Mrs O'Sullivan achieved the NASENCO Award last year and is trained to identify and support children with special educational needs and make sure they get all the help they need to succeed and thrive.


Equally, if your child has a medical condition that requires a health plan, please contact us using the details above to see how we can support them in their learning and social interaction.


Independent, impartial advice and support is available from 


After these initial stages, if you meet with Mrs O'Sullivan (SENDCO), you will agree on the best plan of action. You’ll also decide if any other information is needed and if other professionals should be involved.

When all information has been received, you will be asked to meet with the class teacher and Mrs O'Sullivan again. You will be able to help change any actions as a result of the findings and recommendations. You will also be part of agreeing a new review date.


Reviews check your child’s progress and plan next steps. If they are making progress, expect to continue assessing, planning, doing and reviewing.


The SEN support put in place will meet the needs of many children. However, if your child has SEN support and has not made the progress you expect, Mrs O'Sullivan may discuss the necessity of a needs assessment. This is called an Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment. Find out more about EHC assessments.


If you disagree at any point, you are entitled to:

  • seek mediation and/or appeal to the SEND tribunal
  • contact SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS).


Funding for SEN support is within school and college budgets.

Further information about Warwickshire's Local offer of SEND support is available at

SEND Information Report

Accessibility Plan

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered.'