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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St Anne’s Infants’ School we believe that all children should be equally valued in school.  We are committed to creating an environment where all pupils can thrive and develop. We work in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies to provide appropriate support for our pupils so that they can fulfil their potential. Our 'Local Offer' is outlined in the document attached.


If you would like to discuss the needs of your child or have questions or concerns, please get in touch with our Inclusion Lead (Mrs Jacqui Painter) who can be contacted via the office.


 For information about SEND and the support available from the Local Authority, please visit:


You can also take a look at Bristol's Local Offer by visiting the 'findability' website. This site contains information for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families:



The following link takes you to the Supportive Parents website.  This is a really useful group which can offer support and advice on a wide range of issues.


Please click the links below for our published local offer, policy, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report and our Graduated Response for pupils requiring support.

How we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children with SEND

Here are some useful links:


SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS RESOURCES BLOG : Advice, learning activities and recommended toys, books and resources for children with SEN -


Speech, Language and Communication:

This is a really useful website with lots of ideas to support Receptive and Expressive Language -




Have a look at the resources on:


Colourful Semantics have a wealth of resources for free to support early language and sentence construction:


The Communication Trust has many links to different resources for parents as well as schools (some free) as well as offering some free training which is very interesting:


Fine and Gross Motor Skills:

Dough Disco is great for fine motor skills -


ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition)

CEAT have added resources to their page for families to use:


Free sensory planning with multisensory activities and messy play can be found here:

Free resources available from Social Thinking:


Dyslexia and Processing:

SOS spelling is a dyslexia friendly approach to learning spelling. A step by step guide can be found here:


Social, Emotional and Mental Health:

Please see the files below for resources to support emotional and mental health.

You can find some ideas for wellbeing apps here:

Information about Mental Health in children:


Sensory Needs

The following document has been created to support our families during lockdown.  It contains useful ideas and strategies to support your child at home: