Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


We at Petersgate Infant School believe that each pupil has individual and unique needs. We acknowledge that a proportion of pupils will have special educational needs or a disability at sometime during their school life. Some pupils may require support throughout their time in school whilst others may only need help for a short period of time. In order for these pupils to make good progress, we must recognise this and plan accordingly.
Mrs Sallie Ankers
Mrs Sallie AnkersSENDCo
Petersgate Infant School aims to offer excellence and choice to all our children whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all of our children to feel that they are a valued part of our community. We will give them meaningful access to learning and the national curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different.
  • Create an environment that meets the special educational needs of each child
  • Ensure that the special educational needs of children are identified and provided for.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of staff and governors in providing for children’s special educational needs.
  • Enable all children to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum.
  • Ensure that parents/carers are able to support their child’s education and development.
  • Ensure that our children have an input in this process.
  • Enable every pupil to experience success.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible. Schools working under the Hampshire Local Authority (LA) have a similar approach to meeting the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all children, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

Here at Petersgate Infant School, where appropriate, we offer a ‘Team Around the Child’ approach in meeting your child’s needs.  This approach focuses on the targets laid out within an EHCP or SEND support document and the progress the child has made to meet these targets through a multi-layered approach of support.

Contact Us

Petersgate Infant School
Green Lane

Senior Admin Officer: Miss Laura Carter
 Mrs Wendy Mitchell
 023 9259 3950
Email: adminoffice@petersgate-inf.hants.sch.uk

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