Plaistow Hill Primary and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "Staff are kind, calm and encouraging - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Children flourish in an environment of genuine warmth and care - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils in Key Stage 1 are confident, listen to each other, share and take turns - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Parents and carers praise the work of the school - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "One parent expressed the view of many with the comment 'the atmosphere and attitude of all the staff is incredible' - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "The outdoor learning environment is used effectively to help children co-operate with each other and practise their number knowledge and skills - Ofsted, April 2022"
  • "Pupils are happy at Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School - Ofsted, April 2022"
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Special Educational Needs and Disability

At Plaistow Hill we aim to identify every child’s needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning that will enable all individuals to achieve their full potential. Where necessary we work with a range of professionals such as speech & language therapists or educational psychologists to ensure we are matching our provision to the needs of the child. Support may be given in school by both a teacher and a teaching assistant and it is very important that we work with you the family too.

In the first instance it is always best to speak to the class teacher if you have a concern. Our named special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Emma Young who completing the National SENCO qualification. Please ask at the office should you wish to make an appointment to speak with Mrs Young.

For details about our school's admission arrangement for children with special educational needs, please see our Admission policy which can be viewed on the Admissions page.

In April 2022 Ofsted commented that 'staff identify pupils who need additional support quickly. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who need to catch up receive specialist teaching to meet their individual needs. This ensures that they achieve success. Pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties receive appropriate support and learn well alongside their peers. Pupils behave well and learning is rarely disrupted.'

Click here to read our school SEN information report

Click here to read our SEND policy

Click here to read our accessibility plan

Plymouth Local Offer - a directory of local services and support for families

Click here to find out more about what we offer SEN children at Plaistow Hill


Lots of information about support for all family members is available from the Plymouth charity Friends and families of special children. Web address is

National Autistic Society

NASEN - national organisation, including publications 

The 2014 Code of Practice

Talking Point - good for advice on speech and communication

Family Lives - advice and support with a helpline, useful for behaviour issues

Young Minds - advice relating to emotional and mental health

PIAS - information , advices and support for parents and carers