We recognise the importance of helping all children achieve their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically. We ensure they are fully included in all school activities, seeking external support and facilities when needed to ensure that we are meeting their very individual needs and providing an environment in which we all flourish.


What are special educational needs?

Children learn at different speeds and in different ways. Teachers take this into account when they organise children’s lessons. But some children still find it much harder to learn than others of the same age and may need extra help. This may be because they have difficulties with:


• Reading, writing, number work or understanding information

• Expressing themselves or understanding what is being said to them

• Organising themselves

• Understanding and following rules and routines

• Making friends or relating to adults

• A medical condition

• A sensory need such as a difficulty with seeing or hearing


These children are said to have special educational needs. (This does not include children who have trouble keeping up because their first language is not English.)


The Department for Education publishes a code of practice on SEND, which is a guide for schools and councils on how to help children and young people with SEND.


Selwyn primary school's offer


Waltham Forest Local Offer


Special educational needs & disability policy (send)

Selwyn primary school is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376. The registered office is at Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane primary school, Davies Lane, Leytonstone E11 3DR



Selwyn Primary School

Cavendish Road,

Highams Park,


E4 9NG




School hours

Office Hours

8.30am - 4.30pm



Main Telephone:

020 8527 3814

Fax: 0208 523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Lisa Bogle