SEN provision for Children and Young People at Plaistow Primary School

There is commitment to inclusive practice at the heart of the school. Plaistow Primary School is committed to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that these pupils make sustained progress and learn exceptionally well due to targeted and specialist support.

We aim to:

  • Prepare our pupils to live independently and responsibly
  • Teach our pupils to understand the rights of other people
  • Foster a respect for the environment and adults we work with
  • Ensure good to outstanding achievement and attainment for the pupils of our school
  • Have high expectations for all pupils
  • Develop and create an environment with outstanding behaviour and safety for all

These aims and objectives are established through the following (the documents can be found below)

All policies will be checked to ensure that they do not, unintentionally, treat pupils with disabilities less favourably.

As part of the Children and Families Bill (2014), the government requires all local authorities to publish a, ‘Local Offer.’ This sets out support that is available for children and young people with SEN in the local area. You can find out further information about the Local Offer here.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Ms Priya Pankhania and she can be contacted by ringing the school on 020 8548 5620

The school have recently had their SEN department reviewed and we have been awarded the inclusion quality mark.


We follow London Borough of Newham's admission procedures for children with SEND or additional needs.

In the case of the admissions of a known pupil with Special Educational Needs, the following arrangements will take place:
• Additional visits by pupil, parents/carers and support staff if appropriate.
• A staggered admission where appropriate.
• Close liaison and meeting with the previous school and agencies involved.
• Referral to records and any parental concerns.