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Kidsgrove Primary School

Empowering Learners...Growing Minds



SEN Specialist Staff

Miss Lucy Newbon is the school SENCO. She may be contacted by phoning the school on 01782 973970 or emailing 

She is ably supported by Mrs Quayle who is a specialist Teaching Assistant in SEND. Mrs Quayle is also an emotional well-being coach, ELSA  and our external emotional coaches from VIP provide a counseling service in school.


A welcome from Miss Newbon 


Welcome to all things SEND at Kidsgrove Primary School. I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Leader of Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities at Kidsgrove Primary. Lots of you may know me as the Reception class teacher and the Early Years lead.

As the SENCO I am fully committed to providing effective support and care for our/your children. I believe that children spend a lot of their daily lives at school and so it is crucial for them to be known, and understood. It is my ambition to ensure that all pupils are provided with the right support so they can flourish and make excellent progress. 


Leaders at Kidsgrove Primary School are committed to working closely with parents/carers and appropriate agencies to ensure that all our children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

I am the key point of contact for colleagues and offer support and advice to teachers for the identification of children’s needs within their classrooms. We work together with parents and carers to co-construct a suitable provision to meet the specific needs of all our SEND children. Through provision management, I maintain an overview of the progress of pupils with SEND and ensure the effectiveness of interventions and support. By providing the appropriate support we believe our SEND pupils will make unique and valuable contributions to the school community as well as making excellent progress alongside their peers.


As a school, we promise to work closely with you so that we ‘know’ your child well. This will ensure that we can meet children’s needs effectively and secure strong progress. As a school, we have excellent relationships with a variety of external professionals to ensure that our SEND pupils are well supported. For example, we work with Speech and Language therapists, Education psychologists, Autism Inclusion Team (AIT), peadiatricians and SEND key workers.


In our school, we are committed to ensuring that children will have ownership of their own targets, and their next steps and will know how to reach their greatest potential. We provide strategies to support them towards this, to encourage independence.

Our staff know children’s targets and adapt their teaching to ensure that every child’s needs are met. Staff also regularly review children's progress by assessing, planning, doing, and reviewing. 


Please feel free to reach out for any support for your child/children. If you have any concerns about your child and would like further discussions then please contact the school and know that we are here to support and advise. I am only ever a phone call, a knock on the door or a ‘Class Dojo message’ away.

Best wishes

Lucy Newbon [SENCO]



Special Educational Needs Report and Policy

You can download our report and policy below:




Accessibility Plan

Special Educational Needs and Disability guide for parents and carers