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Carrington Infant School is a two form entry, mainstream infant school, in Flackwell Heath, with a six place Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) for children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Social Communication Difficulties (SCD). We are a fully inclusive school where all children are valued and learning is tailored to ensure every child is supported to reach their individual potential.


Central to all this is ‘quality first teaching’ and detailed tracking of all pupils. We have a team of dedicated teachers, LSA’s (Learning Support Assistants) and SSA’s (Special Support Assistants) who work to ensure we meet the needs of all our children and work is consistently differentiated and presented in a variety of ways to meet different learning styles. The staff use an Assess, Plan, Do and Review cycle to identify and meet the needs of the children with SEND.


Where, through tracking and despite high-quality targeted teaching, pupils are found to be making inadequate progress, the class teacher, working with the SENDCo will assess whether the child has ‘significant  difficulty’ and if this proves to be the case then in consultation with parents, SEND support documentation will be drawn up detailing provision provided. All provision is reviewed with parents and by all those involved on a termly basis. 


The School works closely in partnership with outside agencies including Occupational Therapy, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), The Cognition and Learning Team and Speech and Language Therapy Team. We call on these professionals should we require further advice.


We pride ourselves that intervention strategies are driven by the individual needs of the children and vary from year to year. We therefore provide support for children experiencing a wide variety of difficulties.


If parents have concerns regarding the progress of their children they are welcome to speak to their child's class teacher and/or the SENDCo about how the school is supporting their child to reach their potential.


At Carrington Infant School we have a system where children with SEND needs are identified on a Provision Register. We firmly believe that if intervention is put in place when children are still relatively young, learning will be accelerated and the majority of children will leave the school working at least within expected parameters.


Key Contacts

Mrs Katie Buckley                Assistant Head: Inclusion

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Or by phone on                    01628 523356

All mainstream schools and maintained nursery schools are required by law to produce a Special Educational Needs Report on an annual basis, Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulations Clause 65.

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