Special Educational Needs

We welcome all children to Adderlane Academy and we prioritise admission for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  

We offer a comprehensive support programme and our policies can be found below:

At Adderlane Academy, our SENDCo is Mrs Emma Potts, who you can contact via the details listed on our contact page.

Our local governor for SEND is Mr Josh Lamb, who can be contacted via the details listed on our contact page also.

Child and Family Support

It's normal for every family to need a little extra help from time to time. Our staff team will be able to offer support or will help you to find the help you need in partnership with other professionals working in our community.  Many problems can be resolved with help from your child's class teacher or support assistant.  Our friendly team is always on hand to support with a wide range of challenges you may be experiencing. 

We  are able to offer support for families experiencing challenges such at:

  • Establishing morning and bedtime routines
  • School attendance
  • Managing your child’s emotional wellbeing
  • Emotion based school avoidance
  • Bereavement and understanding loss
  • Managing the behaviour needs of children with SEND at home

No matter how big or small you feel your worries are, if you need a little extra help please contact us, as sometimes just being able to talk to someone can help relieve the stress and find positive solutions.

If you need to access support, please contact the school office and we will arrange for the most appropriate person to make contact with you on.

Mental Health Lead: Miss R Forrest

Frequently Asked Questions

The following section provides some basic information to support common childhood challenges.  Further support is also available from our partner organisations (see Partner Organisations section).


The following organisations are recommended as additional sources of information and support for parents:

Emotion Coaching Resources