Springwood Infant and

Junior School Federation

Believing is achieving

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

This section of the website is specifically for the parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability attending, or interested in attending, Springwood. 

If you would like to know about the education, recreation and support services available locally for children with SEND, The Hampshire Local Offer is a good place to start. The website can be found by following this link Hampshire's Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities | Family Information and Services Hub ( or by clicking on the Hampshire Local Offer shortcut on the Springwood homepage.


A warm welcome to all new and returning parents and carers.


At Springwood Federation, all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We are an inclusive school.


We aim to:

  • Identify need at the earliest point, and then make effective provision, to improve long-term outcomes for the child
  • Educate children with SEND, in an inclusive environment, accessing their entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum as an active member of a community of peers
  • Ensure children feel valued as individuals and experience high self-esteem
  • Involve children in liaison between staff and their parents/carers regarding decisions about their education
  • Personalise provision (which is additional to, or different from, that which is available to all students) to their needs, through effective and efficient use of available and appropriate resources
  • Empower children to make the best possible progress and have their progress tracked/evaluated to inform planning/provision


Please read our SEND policy, come to our parent workshops and/or request an appointment to find out more and discuss the individual needs of your child.


Please contact the administration office ( or the SENDCo, Charlotte Stevenson ( if you would like any further information or support. 

How well do our children with special educational needs (SEN) achieve? 


For children with Cognition and Learning difficulties, it will not always be possible for them to 'catch up' to age-related expectations. We have high aspirations and track each individual child's progress from their starting points. We shape provision around next steps and report on 'finer points of progress' as well their attainment.