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SEN (Special Educational Needs) & Inclusion


SENCO: Mrs Sarah Parsons

SEND Governor: Mrs Sharon Priest

Itchen Abbas Primary School is a mainstream Local Authority school. At Itchen Abbas, we are committed to ensuring equity for all our pupils. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all are able to participate fully in the life of the school. We recognise that children make progress at different rates and not always in a steady linear pattern.


Children with SEND achieve well across the curriculum.

Ofsted 2023


Inclusion Statement and Principles

Through high quality, inclusive teaching, we provide the right learning for the right child at the right time.

At Itchen Abbas, our community developed values underpin the inclusive culture and ethos of our school. Our values enable children to develop effective attitudes towards learning, strong learning behaviours and personal qualities. We teach our children to be reflective, resourceful learners with age-appropriate independence. Creativity is equally important to us, in the application of their learning and skills and as a means for self-expression. Developing respect and self-compassion enables children to form and maintain healthy relationships for others and themselves. We encapsulate these in our motto ‘Growing hearts and minds’ which is displayed in our Growing Tree.

​Our school ethos is one of encouraging success, progress and of building learning powers and high aspirations for every child. We achieve this through inclusive practice where adjustments and personalised learning facilitates equity of access and the right learning for every child at the right time. Inclusive practice is reflected in our school policies, responsive and relevant curriculum and high quality classroom practice.


Where can I find a copy of the Local Authority’s Local Offer?

…by clicking the following link

Hampshire SEN Local Offer