Inclusion at Mary Exton

Our Inclusion Team

At Mary Exton Primary School, we believe that all children can make progress and achieve through quality first teaching. Our Inclusion Team is made up of a number of members of staff who work with the children on a daily basis.  Should you have a concern about your child in relation to SEND, in the first instance, please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss your concerns as they can make the most immediate impact. Our class teachers are always willing to hear your concerns, queries or ideas regarding SEND.

Mary Exton's SENCO is Mrs Lianne Taylor.  Mrs Taylor is also our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Lead for the school, supported by Mrs Vincent-Lake.

Mrs Taylor is also our Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader, Mrs O'Brien is our Deputy Mental Health Lead and Mrs Jenny Morgan is our Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor.

If you require further assistance, then contact Mrs Taylor at or via the school office to make an appointment. 

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

We celebrate culture and language within Mary Exton Primary School and are very proud to have such diversity within our school.

Please do share with us if your child can speak an additional language as it will help us to get to know your child and also provide additional support, should they require this. 

Key Information

Accessibility Plan Our Accessibility Plan that helps us to promote a fair and equal access to learning for all children, regardless of any disability. 
 SEND Strategy See our Statutory Information page for our SEND strategy. 
 SEND Reform For information about the four main changes, click here to read this leaflet.  
 Autism Approach See the Autism Approach 2016-2017 which offers an insight on how schools will develop Autism approaches within their school. The school wide Autism Approach is in line with the audit tool for the AET Autism National Standards.
 Autism Report Summary Hertfordshire have conducted a review in June 2015, regarding support for children and young people on the Autism spectrum. To read this report, click on this link 
  Local Authority Update: Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have carried out a SEND inspection of our local area in Summer 2016. The inspection evaluates the effectiveness of SEND provision within Hertfordshire schools. Please click on the following link for the outcomes of this inspection - Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission Report 
 Local Authority SEND Strategy  Hertfordshire have launched a new SEND strategy 2015 - 2018 to ensure that all pupils receive the best support. Click on the link for further information - Hertfordshire SEND Strategy 2015 - 2018. 
 Hertfordshire's Local Offer For  information regarding support and services for children with Special Educational Needs or Disability, read the following leaflet - Herts Local Offer Leaflet. For further information access the new Hertfordshire Local Offer website via this link - Herts Local Offer Website  which also included key documents. 


Outside agencies who may work with your child
  • Speech and Language therapist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Advisory Teachers
  • Hearing Impairment specialists
  • Visual Impairment specialists
  • Communication Disorder team
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty outreach
  • Occupational Health therapist
  • School Nurse
  • Hitchin Primary Behaviour Support Service
  • Safespace Counselling

SEND Statutory Documents

There are a number of statutory documents relating to SEND, these can be found on our Statutory Information Page.

SEND Policy

Our policy was reviewed in September 2019 with helpful input from parents of SEND pupils and the SEND Governor.We have collectively created this document to ensure it best reflects our school SEND practice and is clear for parents to understand. 

School Information Report

Our School Information Reports answers frequently asked questions from our parent community.

We would like this document to be relevant and clear for parents to understand.

If you would like an additional question to be explored or require further information, refer to our SEND Policy in the first instance. Email your question to the SENCO, if you are unclear of any information .

This report was updated in September 2019 and will be reviewed in September 2020 with parental involvement.

Support Groups

There are a number of Support Groups which can offer support on different areas of need.  Please follow the link below:

Local & National Support Groups