Key Inclusion Information

Our key SEND documents

Below, find lnks  in the table below to the key documents relating to SEN pupils to support parents who have children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.  


SEND Policy

Our policy was reviewed in September 2022 with helpful input from parens of SEND pupils and our SEND Governor. We have collectively created this document to ensure it best reflects our school SEND practise and is clear for parents to understand.


SEND Information Report

Our SEN Information Report 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, please refer to our SEND Policy in the first instance. If you are unclear on anything or have further questions you can email our SENCO. The School Information Report was reviewed in September 2022 and will be updated following a review and process of parental involvement in September 2023.


SEND Statement

This is a statutory statement regarding our commitment to SEND provision. The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (2015) requires all local authorities to describe the special educational provision it expects to be available for children and young people who have SEND. This information describes the arrangements schools should have in place for Hertfordshire children and young people with SEND.


You can find these statutory documents, along with other useful documents, below.

Key SEND information 
Additional School Documents
SEND Provision Summary Provides a summary of our approach to SEND
SEND Cycle A visual cycle to help understand our process of managing SEND, what to expect and when and who will be involved
SEND Policy A detailed policy covering all aspects of SEND and how it is approached and managed within our school
SEND Information Report A detailed document providing clear information about the management of SEND in our school.  A useful Q&A style document for parents and carers.
Process of TA Allocation A transparent guide to how we allocate our Teaching Assistants on the basis of pupil needs
Current Interventions A description of each intervention currently offered to children identified during pupil progress meetings
SEND Register Criteria A guide to the criteria we apply before placing a child on the SEND register
Sample Assess, Plan, Do, Review document (APDR) A copy of the template that is used for all children on the SEND register
Sample Pupil Passport A copy of the template that is completed with all children on the SEND register and children eligible for Pupil Premium funding
SEND Provision and Quality Curriculum Commitment A summary of how we balance out of class interventions with ensuring that every child benefits from a full, enriched curriculum
Accessibility Plan Helps us to promote a fair and equal access to learning for all children, regardless of any disability
Transition Policy A detailed policy explaining the actions the school will take to enable smooth transitions at all stages of development for all children
Hertfordshire Documents
SEND Reform A guide to the four main changes made in Hertfordshire to SEND support
Autism Report Summary Hertfordshire have conducted a review in June 2015, regarding support for children and young people on the Autism spectrum
Local Authority Update on SEND 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
Hertfordshire's Local Offer and SEND Strategy Hertfordshire have a SEND strategy to ensure that all pupils receive the best support can be found on the Local Offer pages.  These also provide  information regarding support and services for children with Special Educational Needs or Disability  Hertfordshire Local Offer
National Documents
Autism Approach The school wide Autism Approach is in line with the audit tool for the AET Autism National Standards.
SEND Code Of Practice The national guidelines underpinning all SEND work in school 


English as an Additional Language (EAL)

We celebrate culture and language within Mary Exton and we 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 allow us to provide additional support, should they require this.

Outside agencies which may work with your child:
  • Speech and Language Therapist (SALT)
  • 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 (HPBSS)
  • Safespace Counselling