Fairway Infant School


Inclusion & Special Educational Needs

Our SENDCO is Mr Graham Redpath who can be contacted initially on :



In line with our Inclusion Policy, we will provide equal opportunities for all pupils whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, attainment and background.

We are part of the SEND locality network for East Grinstead, which is known as "nest".  We work collaboratively to meet the needs of our families and children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.

Information about the West Sussex Local Offer which provides access to services throughout the County is available on their dedicated website.


We maintain well established links with outside agencies, and continue to develop the expertise of the school learning team in order to ensure that the child’s needs are provided for. As a school we believe that all children have an entitlement to be included and access a broad and balanced curriculum.


Special Educational Needs

‘Special Needs’ can be defined as:

  • Children with general learning difficulties
  • Children with specific learning difficulties
  • Children with physical disabilities
  • Children with speech and language difficulties
  • More able pupils

Our Aims and Objectives are:

  • To offer full curriculum access to children with SEN
  • To take account of the views of the child and the parent in addressing the needs of a child with SEN
  • To monitor and review progress of individual children following school assessment systems.

More Able Pupils

What do we mean by "more able"?


More able pupils are those children who achieve or who have the potential to achieve, well above the rest of their peer group.


Gifted refers to those who excel or are capable of excelling in academic subjects.


Talented refers to those pupils who may excel in areas of the curriculum such as games and PE, music and performing arts.