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SEND at Nine Acres

SEND at Nine Acres Primary



At Nine Acres Primary School, we believe that all children have the right to receive an education which enables them to fulfil their potential from their individual starting points. All children at Nine Acres have their full curriculum entitlement.

Through high quality teaching, planning and provision we:

  • Needs are identified early and swiftly acted upon. This is done in  partnership with professionals and parents.
  • Children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is appropriately adapted to enable children to achieve and make progress. Provide an accessible learning environment, which is tailored to the needs of all pupils.
  • Timely monitoring of the progress of children with SEND
  •  We work closely with external agencies and other professionals to ensure there is a collaborative approach to support children with SEND and are relentless in our pursuit for support for our children.


At Nine Acres Primary School, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Inclusion is at the heart of our school. Our provision is tailored through collaboration of all stakeholders and most importantly, the child.

Pupils with SEND will:

  • Be included in all aspects of the school day and beyond
  • Be provided with quality first teaching, adapted to meet their needs
  • Represented and have a voice.

Pupils with SEND may:

  • Have timely 1-1 or small group support to enable access to the curriculum.
  • Have opportunities to pre learn, practise, rehearse, revisit and  embed knowledge and skills across all subjects in the curriculum.
  • Receive support through targeted intervention.
  • Have support from the Family Worker or take part in social, emotional and mental health interventions such as ELSA or Lego Therapy.
  • Receive additional support from a Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Work alongside external agencies such as Speech and Language therapist, Occupational Therapist, Educational Psychologist.


As a result of our provision, children at Nine Acres Primary school:

  • Have a sense of belonging.
  • Feel safe and cared for.
  • Show confidence and resilience in their learning.
  • Demonstrate high levels of engagement in their learning.
  • Develop independence strategies, both academically and vocationally, to support them in daily life and beyond.
  • Make progress from their relative starting points and are ambitious to achieve in line with or above their peers, as result of the use of targeted resources and intervention to meet their individual needs.


Please contact Miss Rachel Paddon (Assistant Headteacher/Inclusion) if you have any questions about how your child's learning is supported, either call:01983 522984 or email:


The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer. For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link: