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Callington Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


Welcome to our SEN information page.



Callington Primary School is part of The Duchy Academy Trust. Boyton and Lewannick Primary Schools also join us in The Trust.

Within The Duchy Academy there is a strong learning community which ensures consistency and high standards of attainment in teaching and learning across all schools. All of the schools within the Duchy Academy Trust consider education a fundamental part of your child’s life and believe that we play a vital part in supporting this experience. All schools are supported in being as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible. By working collaboratively we aim to ensure that all children’s life chances are enhanced, with the aim that they will become independent, thoughtful and resilient lifelong learners.


At Callington Primary school we are committed to meeting the needs of all children though quality first teaching in all classrooms. Staff always try and make learning exciting; for example, we work outdoors when we can, learning is generally active and no one has time to get bored. Even though Callington is a large school, it is very friendly. We find that new children settle quickly and soon love being here.


Samantha Brooks SEND Coordinator  


The SENDco at Callington Primary School is Mrs Samantha Brooks - you can contact her via the school office or the form below.

Contact Samantha Brooks (SENCo) below:

What are Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a Disability?

The definition for SEN and for disability from the SEND Code of Practice (2015) states:

Special Educational Needs: A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age.

Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from , that made generally for other of the same age in a mainstream setting.

Disability: Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010-that is '...a physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to day activities.


There are four broad 'areas of need'. They are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

At Callington Primary School we embrace the fact that every child is different and therefore, the educational needs of every child is different. 


At different times in their school life, a child or young person may have a special educational need.

At Callington Primary School we believe partnerships with parents and carers play a key role in enabling all children including those with SEN to achieve their full potential.

If you have any concerns regarding your child's progress or well being than please speak to either your child's class teacher or Mrs Samantha Brooks (SENCo).