Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If you’re worried about your child’s progress at Thomas Jolyffe, please speak to their class teacher or alternatively

every school (and nursery) has a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO).

SENDCO at Thomas Jolyffe is Mrs O'Sullivan ( who takes responsibility for Reception to Year 4 and Miss Holmes ( - Year 5 and 6.


Both are trained to identify children with special educational needs and make sure they get all the help they need.


If your child has a medical condition, 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 Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support service (SENDIAS). You can speak to a trained, independent adviser by calling the Contact helpline.



After these initial stages, if you meet with Mrs O'Sullivan or Miss Holmes (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 or Miss Holmes 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 or Miss Holmes 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

‘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’