SEND Provision


Ms Tewari – Designated Safeguarding Lead/SEN co-ordinator/Inclusion at Green Lane Primary and Nursery School

Telephone No: 020 8337 6976

Email: [email protected]



Provision at Green Lane & Nursery School

Green Lane Primary School understands the importance of communication with families, parents and carers.

At some point in a child’s school life, they may have a specific educational or emotional need which requires extra support in order for them to progress.

When this is the case, they may be placed on the SEND Register, targets and objectives will be identified by the class teacher and Inclusion Manager and monitored by the Inclusion Team. Families, parents and carers are kept informed of their child’s needs and any provision offered.


What does ‘being on the SEND Register’ mean?

It means staff have identified that there is a ‘barrier’ preventing a child from getting the most out of his/her education. The barrier would be in one of the following areas:

  • Cognition and learning – although they have good attendance, they try hard and listen well, the child is not making progress in line with their peers.
  • Communication and interaction – a child may have difficulty understanding instructions and information or they may find it difficult to express their own needs, feelings and ideas or to understand the needs, feelings and ideas of others.
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties - a child may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.
  • Sensory and/or physical – there may be a physical barrier which is preventing a child from accessing the curriculum.

Once it has been identified that there is something preventing a child from learning, the school must develop ways of overcoming the barrier. At this point the class teacher will:

  • Work with the Inclusion Manager to find a solution and plan a way forward
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers so that they are able to support their child at home
  • The child’s progress will be reviewed regularly with all concerned

All children have to meet eligibility criteria in offer to access services stated above.

DfE Guidance

Green Lane Information

Local Authority Information

SEND Local Offer

Every local authority has a SEND Local Offer. The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents, carers, children and young people with special educational needs or  disabilities to see clearly, from a single and regularly updated source, the services available to local families and how to access them. The offer covers services from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.

Kingston and Richmond children's services are provided by Achieving for Children. The SEND Local Offer sits within their AfCinfo website or you can use this direct link Local Offer website for Kingston and Richmond

SEND Local Offer leaflets

SEND Local Offer leaflet (pdf)

Support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) (pdf)

If you don't live in Kingston or Richmond, your home local authority will also have a SEND Local Offer.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Parent and Carer Engagement Team

The role of this team in Kingston and Richmond is to ensure that parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are fully engaged with the services provided by Achieving for Children. 

SEND Parent Engagement Team


Special Educational Needs and Disability Register

 All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person whose has a special educational need or disability to register. Young people over 13 years can register in their own right. 

  • Everyone on the register will benefit from:
  • Information about support, services, activities and events
  • Information aimed at young people with disabilities
  • Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you

When you register you have the option to ask for a Disability Awareness Card.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Register on Local Offer 

Special Educational Needs and Disability Register leaflet (pdf)


Parent Carer Forums

Parent Carer Forums (PCFs) are independent groups run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 to 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability.

They receive funding from the Department for Education and their purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services.

There is a parent carer forum for Richmond and one for Kingston. Again, other areas may have their own PCF.


SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)

The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus information about:

  • local support networks
  • education, health and social care services
  • your rights in education, health and social care
  • mediation and dispute resolution

The service is a free, confidential and impartial. It is for children and young people up to the age of 25yrs who have special educational needs or disabilities, and their parents or carers.


We're based at The Croft Centre, Windham Road, Twickenham TW9 2HP and at The Moor Lane Centre, Moor Lane, Chessington KT9 2AA.
Freephone number:  0808 164 5527 
Email: [email protected]