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Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Welcome to Upton Infant School's Inclusion Page


To ACHIEVE their best...

To be CONFIDENT individuals...

To have successful TRANSITIONS

Meet the team:


Mrs N Dawson 
Inclusion Leader
  and Assistant Head




Mrs S Elliott, Early Help Teacher





Mrs A Weaver- Specialist SEND teacher (Communication and Interaction)














Mrs C James Speech and Language Teaching Assistant (2 days a week)


Mrs K Rudd, Specialist SEND TA (Communication and Interaction) and Emotional Literacy Assistant (Happiness Club)




Mrs H Zambuni, Learn to Move/Move to Learn Teaching Assistant in Year 2


Mrs S Dunn, 1:1 Teaching Assistant- Specialising in Social and Emotional Health



Mrs F Gardener, 1:1 Teaching assistant- specialising in both Communication and Interaction and Social and Emotional Health



Mrs G Dally, Precision Teaching and Year 2 Teaching Assistant



"At Upton Infant School we believe Inclusion is meant in the widest sense. It incorporates children and young people as well as the rights of parents/carers, students and all staff" 

SEN Information leaflet for parents

SEND Reports to Parents

The Den


  • A bespoke curriculum which develops the whole child
  • Enabling children to make progress in an effective learning environment
  • Highly skilled adults with exceptional inclusive ethos
  • Individual needs are the core of this provision
  • Enabling children to express and communicate their needs
  • Children playing an integral part to the community of Upton
  • Parental and multi agency support is vital
  • Enabling transitions of every sort (pre school, mainstream, playtimes, community, Key Stage 2)

The Den

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Meet the team and visit our Resourced Alternative Provision for complex Communication and Interaction Needs

Some of the regular interventions we run include:

  • ELSA in the Rainbow Room(emotional and social skills)
  • Play Leaders (playtime social skills)
  • Read Write Inc- All children learning and progressing at an individual pace
  • Learn to Move/Move to Learn (gross and fine motor skills
  • Words First- Whole word approach)
  • Firm Foundations Reading Support (1-1 reading support)
  • Reading Buddies (1-1 extra reading)
  • Additional TA support in key year groups
  • Dragonfly Den (additional classroom space for individual learning and alternative provision)
  • Pony Therapy (language development, empathy and self esteem)
  • Social Communication Breakfast Club
  • Multi Sensory Learning (Developing areas of the memory to support literacy and numeracy)
  • Speech and Language/communication support (1-1 language development)
  • The Summer Transition Project (alongside Family Partnership zone and feeder schools)
  • Support with training and guidance to pre- schools within our catchment

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