Godshill Primary School

Special Educational Needs

SENDCO - Mrs L Mogg 

Godshill Primary is committed to providing an inclusive education for all young people, regardless of ability, gender, language, ethnic or cultural origin. We work effectively with a wide variety of agencies and individuals to focus on improving outcomes for all children with Special Educational Needs.

What are special needs?

Special educational needs could mean that a child has:

  • learning difficulties – in acquiring basic skills in school

  • emotional and behavioural difficulties – making friends or relating to adults or behaving properly in school

  • specific learning difficulty – with reading, writing, number work or understanding information

  • sensory or physical needs - such as hearing or visual impairment, which might affect them in school

  • communication problems – in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying

  • medical or health conditions – which may slow down a child’s progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.

    Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. Teachers take account of this in the way they organise their lessons and teach. Children making slower progress or having particular difficulties in one area may be given extra help or different lessons to help them succeed.

    At Godshill Primary School we are committed to:

  • Raising the standards of attainment for all SEN students through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is differentiated to meet individual learning styles.

  • Creating a climate where all staff are aware that they are responsible for students with SEN and plan their lessons accordingly


    Please see our School Offer giving details about what Godshill can offer children with special educational needs.

          Our School Offer 


Useful documents:

  • The National Association for Special Educational Needs

  • The National Parent Partnership Network

    Isle of Wight SEN

    We are lucky that Parents can also access our local SEN Parents Voice Hub. Please contact the school for further details.

    The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer.

    For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link: http://www.iwight.com/localoffer