Devon Information and Advice (DIAS) website (formerly Parent Partnership):

We have vast experience of meeting the needs of children on the autistic spectrum and are currently training as a staff to improve our practice so we can better meet the needs of dyslexic pupils.

A child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means that they find it significantly harder to learn, or to do activities which children the same age are able to do.

If your child has special educational needs or disabilities their needs will fall into one or more of the four main areas of SEN:

We track the progress and attainment of all pupils at least termly, and have high expectations for all.

Please see West Hill Primary School’s SEND Information Report and SEND Offer for full details on our provision for children with Special Educational Needs. This can be accessed from this web page as a .pdf document.

Additional documents which we strongly recommend that you access:

In order to ensure that our parents and carers are fully informed about what is available for children with SEND, we have provided links to some websites, including the DEVON LOCAL OFFER website which we strongly recommend that you access and which we hope you will find helpful:

Children whose needs fall into a mixture of these four categories have complex needs. A child is described as having mild or severe learning difficulties depending on the degree of their needs and the impact they have on their lives.

Babcock LDP Second Floor Milford House Pynes Hill Exeter, EX2 5GF 0800 0902090

Devon Local Offer Website:

The specific objectives of our SEND and Inclusion policies are as follows:

The Governing Body’s Special Educational Needs Policy sets out information about the school’s procedures for making provision for pupils with special educational needs. This Policy can be found on the school website together with a link to Devon’s local offer.

West Hill Primary School is a partner in the SMILE Learning Trust.

If you have any questions regarding our SEND provision, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Sue Nield at the school.

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We aim to involve all members of the school community in decision–making and policy development.  We regard staff, parents and pupils as undertaking a joint enterprise to make learning exciting and positive for all of us. We are all members of a team working co-operatively to this end and we value very highly the expertise of our parents and carers in the education process.


Devon Information Advice and Support for SEND (DIAS) (formerly known as The Parent Partnership Service)

Devon County Council produce a newsletter for parents and carers of children with additional needs three times a year. The newsletters are really informative and have a wealth of information in them about support services and support groups locally. Do click on the link below to find out more.

The person responsible for managing West Hill Primary School’s provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Mrs. Sue Nield, who is also our Headteacher.

A Guide to Devon Information and Advice Service (DIAS)

These children need extra help or support, or special provision made for them to allow them to use the same facilities as other children of the same age.

Each local authority is required to publish their ‘local offer’. This is information on what you can expect to be available for children and young people who have special educational needs across education, health and social care services. Do follow the link below to find out more about what is available in Devon.

We do not discriminate in any way against any pupil seeking admission and are committed to making reasonable adjustments which are in the best interests of the child and our school community in order to meet the needs of all our pupils. Once pupils are at the school, our aim is to provide the best possible learning experiences for all. This includes giving additional support to individuals or groups of pupils who require something extra to meet their needs.

Please click the link below to find out more about the provision we make for SEN pupils at Doddiscombsleigh Primary School.

West Hill Primary School Beech Park West Hill Ottery St Mary Devon EX11 1UQ T: 01404 812599 E:

The Devon Information Advice and Support Service (DIAS) offers information, training and support for parents and carers of children (aged 0-25 years) with Special Educational Needs in Devon. Their support is impartial, independent, confidential and free. Our local Information, Advice and Support Officer is Liz Batchelor. Do follow the link below to find out more, or call 01392 383080 to leave a message for her. Alternatively send an email to

Further information and support services parents/carers can access in Devon: THE LOCAL OFFER

West Hill Primary Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy