SEN at Vale View

Vale View School strives to be a fully inclusive school.  We aim to provide an environment where all pupils can fully access a broad and balanced curriculum and fully participate in all the activities of the school, irrespective of ability, disability, race, gender, ethnicity and social origin.


Vale View's Inclusion Team

Mr David Vellani - SENco

Mrs Caroline Saunders - FLO

Mrs Katrina Biles - Pastrol Mentor

If you would like to discuss your child's Special Educational Needs please contact the school office and make an appointment with a member of the inclusion team.

As a school we can access a range of services and multi-disciplinary professionals through the LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team) process.

Kent also provide a range of services available which is called the local offer. These services are available by accessing the Kent website. Kent's Local offer is all about making it easier for people to find out about services available to 0-25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities.

Click here to visit

The admission arrangements for pupils without an Education, Health and Care Plan do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs.

At Vale View we have a specialist TA Mrs M Dawson, who is  trained to support our children's speech, language and communication needs.


SEMH Champions

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Champions are identified adults in schools who have completed the SEMH Champions programme.  Children, for whatever reason, may encounter difficult life circumstances such as bereavement, family separation or low self-esteem. We are able to offer 1-1 'talk time' or small group work using cognitive behavioural approaches to support our children's emotional needs and well-being. We can liaise with other agencies and schools to ensure the best outcomes for our children. Mr David Vellani is our SEMH Champion.


The Thrive Approach

The Thrive approach is the early identification of emotional developmental need in children. When you address emotional developmental needs it builds a child's resilience and supports children engage in learning. The Thrive approach sets out the age-appropriate developmental tasks of children, this knowledge can be used to shape provision to make the best use of learning.


Speech & Language

At Vale View we have our own speech and language specialist - Mrs Michelle Dawson.  Mrs Dawson has many years experience as a TA and is on hand to help pupils with any speech, language and communication needs.


SEN Policy

Click here for the school's SEN policy


Useful Links

SEN Kelsi page

Please click on the link below if you would like to gain further advice and support for your child that has SEN.

Information for Parents

Parents' Guide to LIFT

Parents' Guide to Early Help

Guide to new SEN code of Practice