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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


I am Mrs Balcon, our school SENCO.

I absolutely love my role and helping to make a difference to the pupils in school. At Fairmeadows, we see all children as unique individuals.

Every pupil is important to us and is recognised as an individual with particular needs. . This can be through a variety of identified support and intervention programmes, based on individual learning needs. 


At Fairmeadows, we are proud to have an 'open-door policy' so if you have any concerns or questions, I am always on hand to listen and support both parents and pupils. In the first instance, we recommend you speak to your child's class teacher first.


However, if you wish to discuss anything further, you can contact me via the school office on 01283 211019 or on my email address


Our named SEND governor is - Sadie Jordan (Chair).

Please contact the office, if you need to get in touch with her. 





We also publish our SEND information each year.

This is available for those who wish to know more about SEND at Fairmeadows. This comprehensive guide outlines everything you need to know about SEND.

Please click here for our most recent report (December 2023).



For parents are looking for additional information about local SEND services, you may find some useful links on the Derbyshire Local Offer. 




For parents who want (free) independent information or advice about SEND,

you can contact the Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND