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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Key Information:


  • If you have any concerns about your child, we advise you speak to your child's class teacher first.
  • If you wish to discuss anything further, you can always contact our school SENCO - Mrs Balcon. To arrange a meeting please do this through the school office or call 01283 211019.

  • Our named SEND Governor is Mr Murray.

  • If you want to learn more about SEND at Fairmeadows - please read our Annual Information report (on this page).
  • For independent information or advice contact the Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND:



Derbyshire Local Offer:


What is a Local Offer?

Local authorities publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about the help that is available and provision that is expected to be across education, health and social care for children in their area who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The aim is to put all the information in one place so it is clear and accessible for children and their families.


What is the Derbyshire Local Offer?

The Local Offer includes information on:

  • Education
  • Health services
  • Support for families
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Early years child care
  • Things to do and places to go. 


You can visit the website below or click the link to see the Local Offer website and find the services you need and find out where you can get further support and advice:


Our SEND Philosophy 

  • At Fairmeadows see all children as unique individuals. Every pupil is important to us and is recognised as an individual with particular needs.
  • We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils. This can be through a variety of identified appropriate intervention programmes, based on individual learning needs.
  • We aim to enable each pupil to achieve their full potential ensuring we provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school