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Inclusion (SEND)

Our exciting news to share, is that following a full day of assessment on Thursday 12th November 2020, we were accredited with the National Inclusion Quality Mark award. Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. Please click here to see our full feedback report.

On Friday 24th November 2021, we were re-assessed and we are really pleased to have kept our IQM Centre of Excellence acreditation. Our new report can be found here.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. It can affect their:

At Moorside Primary School and Nursery, we provide an inclusive education for all pupils with a wide range of needs by ensuring that learning is appropriate, fun and sufficiently scaffolded for them to succeed. In October 2018 Ofsted reported that: Support for pupils who have a high level of need is effective because additional adults structure their learning well’, when they visited Moorside Infant School. At Moorside Primary School and Nursery, we see the uniqueness of every child and strive to deliver a curriculum to develop their specific needs. Our intent is for every child to develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their full potential as independent learners.

As specified in the Code of Practise 2015 we follow the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle for children who are not making the progress we would expect.

Through careful observations, detailed assessment and an analysis of progress, staff will identify when a child requires additional support and plan to deliver additional or different provision that will support them to close the gaps in their learning and skills.

We produce an annual report on our work with children with special educational needs or disabilities, alongside our SEND Policy. Please click on the links below to view these:

SEND Policy 2021-2022

SEN Information Report: October 2021

Our SEND Provision Maps:

Sensory & Physical

Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties


Cognition & Learning

Communication & Interaction

The Children and Families Bill requires North Yorkshire to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs aged 0-25. Please click the link below for North Yorkshire's Local Offer:

North Yorkshire Local Offer

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.