Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


A child has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child has a learning difficulty if they:-

Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
Have a disability, which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of the educational facilities of a kind, provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority.

Nationally, about 20% of children may have some form of special educational needs at some time. The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SEND) manages the support within the school. The school has a wide range of support programmes.

Mrs M Cunningham is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.  If you need to contact her please email admin@abbeymeads.swindon.sch.uk for the attention of Mrs Cunningham.

If you have any complaints about the support provided by the school, please refer to the school’s Complaint Policy.

















Information to download

Please click on the link below for further information:
School Information:

Annual SEND Report 2019

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) School Policy

Parent Information

LCP Schools SEND Leaflet


Below we have created a useful list of website links:

Local Offer

SEN Website Links

Government Website - SEND Guide for parents and carers

The new Drive for Literacy website provides a free, practical resource for teachers, parents and pupils who want to understand more about dyslexia in a language that is easy to understand, based on a series of key questions asked by parents and educators, teach dyslexic children. It also has some free resources.