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We are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life



Special Education Needs and Disabilities


Our Special Educational Needs co-ordinator (SENCO) is Emily Churchill. Please contact her through


Welcome to Colyton Primary Acdemy's SEND page.  My name is Emily Churchill and I am very proud to be the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).  I hold the National Award for Special Educational Needs (NASENCO) qualification and am passionate about supporting our children at Colyton.  Our school aims to be a fully inclusive school which caters for the needs of all our children.  We pride ourselves in working closely with our SEND children and their families to ensure they achieve their full potential. 



Our vision


At Colyton we recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and we are dedicated to providing an education which enables them to achieve their full potential.



At Colyton, as a mainstream school, we are focused on providing high quality learning for all our pupils. Our teaching and learning experiences are focused on introducing, developing and embedding new learning creatively across all subjects. We admit pupils from 5 to 11 and have a nurturing ethos throughout the school. Our high quality, innovative curriculum ensures all children are included and can access the curriculum.


We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for every child, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


Within this context, children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are supported to achieve to their full potential. We believe in providing children with high levels of need the highest quality, inclusive, education possible. Often this will involve them working with our most experienced and skilled members of staff to ensure they make great progress. Every child is encouraged, supported and challenged to succeed at Sidmouth, and this is fundamental to our ethos. Parents are included in close partnership working to ensure our SEND provision is exemplary.


The Special Educational Needs team, including the oversight of the SEND linked school Governor ensures that high quality SEND provision is in place.


The school works with other schools, in partnership, to continually improve its provision for SEND children, in particular those with social emotional needs.


What should a parent do if they think their child may have special educational needs?



Talk to us – in the first instance contact your child’s class teacher.

If you still have concerns you can contact the Senior Leader team.


  • SENDCo - Mrs Churchill
  • Mrs Mills 
  • Mrs Evans 


We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents. We will always strive to ensure any concerns parents have are heard, and we encourage parents to talk to us in this regard at their earliest opportunity. Equally, we will contact parents immediately, should we have any concerns.



We work closely with Devon County Council to ensure we provide effective and efficient support for our pupils with SEND. More details about Devon’s local offer can be found here:


Our school joined the First Federation Trust on 1st July 2020.

We have adopted the SEN policies and procedures of the First Federation Trust. SEN related policies can be found on the First Federation Trust website here.

SEND Linked Director: Dr Carolyn Bromfield