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Who are the best people to talk to in school about my child’s difficulties?


The Class Teacher, who is responsible for:

•Quality First Teaching that meets the learning needs of all pupils

•Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) in agreement with the SENDCO

•Delivering on SEN Support Plans), and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term

•Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress; this may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources

•Ensuring that the school’s SEND procedures are followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND


The Year Leader, who is responsible for:

  • Coordinating and overseeing provision across the year group alongside the SENDCO and class teachers
  • Managing staff across the year group





There are two SENDCO’s at Stanley Primary School, available 5 days a week.


Steph Playle is the interim SENDCO for EYFS and KS1. She is a qualified teacher and has been a SENDCO continuously since before 1 Sept 2009 and is not required to undertake the National Award for SEND Co-ordination. Steph Playle is available on 02089774858 or info@stanley.richmond.sch.uk. 


Katy Stannett is the SENDCO for KS2. Katy is a qualified teacher and will be required to complete the National Award for SEND Coordination within the next 3 years. Katy is available on 02089774858 or info@stanley.richmond.sch.uk. 


The SENDCO is responsible for:

•Developing the school’s SEND practice to make sure all children get appropriate support and high quality teaching

•Coordinating all the provision for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

•Ensuring as parents, you are: involved in supporting your child’s learning, informed about the support your child is getting, involved in reviewing your child’s progress, supported through other agencies such as your GP, local charities and support organisations, the local authority’s information, advice and support service

•Liaising with external agencies who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning, for example, the Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist or Occupational Therapist

•Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs

•Providing specialist guidance to colleagues in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible

•Liaising with potential next providers of education to ensure a smooth transition is planned


The Head Teacher, who is responsible for:


•The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND

The Head Teacher is Mr Ian Dickinson


The SEND Governor, on behalf of the Governing Body, who is responsible for:

•Ensuring the school’s SEND budget is set appropriately and monitored, and is reported to the Full Governing Body

The SEND Governor is Kathy Saunders.


Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8UH

Tel: 020 8977 4858