Special Educational Needs and Disability at John Perryn Primary School.

‘Aiming high to achieve success in all that we do’ is our school motto. For children with SEND, this involves finding the right key to unlock each individual child’s potential. John Perryn Primary School is a fully inclusive school, which assesses what the child can do and finds ways to reduce barriers to learning.

“Tell me and I forget,

Teach me and I may remember,

Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Inclusion at John Perryn is built around the following key principles:

  • We believe that all our children with SEND may require support at some time in their school life, whatever their background or ability. The support they need may be academic, social or emotional.
  • Children are entitled to receive a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. We recognise that appropriate advice, support and resources are required to achieve this for some pupils in the mainstream curriculum.
  • All children are educable and should be equally valued whether or not they have SEND. Inclusion is most likely to be achieved when their diversity is recognised and regarded positively.
  • All children and their parents are entitled to be treated with respect and have their views taken into account. All arrangements should protect and enhance the dignity of those involved.
  • All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND. Therefore SEND is a whole school responsibility requiring a whole school response.

At John Perryn School, staff work closely with parents and other professionals from outside the school and involve the child along the journey of life long learning. Mrs. Amaioua, our Special Educational Needs Co-Coordinator, is visible at the school gates morning and evening and is available to speak to parents if they have any concerns about their children. It is also possible to make an appointment with her in person or through the school office.

She is supported by a dedicated team of teachers, who employ appropriate teaching methods and approaches Our teaching assistants also support all pupils with identified needs, to increase their participation in lessons.

The school provides a caring; nurturing environment, which has high expectations. We are determined to ensure that children’s needs are met and that they attain well and make further, sustainable progress.

Supporting neurodiverse children in challenging times such as during self-isolation video




All Governing Bodies of maintained school have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of their policy for pupils with SEN.         

The Children and Families Act came into effect on 1st September 2014. The Act now covers children with disabilities, not just children with Special Educational Needs. For the purpose of this report, we will focus on the part that specifically deals with children and young people in England with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND).


This information is updated annually. The following information is a breakdown of the SEND Report September 2022.  

SEND Information


What should I do if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress or well-being then please speak to either your child’s class teacher or Mrs. Amaioua to discuss your concerns.


What to do if you are concerned about the quality or effectiveness of support your child is getting at John Perryn School?

All schools check the quality of support for each child and report the effectiveness of the provision to the schools governors. 

Our local offer has been produced with pupils, parents/carers, governors, and members of staff. We welcome your comments on our offer, so please do contact us. The best people to contact are:

  1. Class Teacher - (as appropriate)
  2. SENCO - Mrs Catherine Amaioua (by email: admin@johnperryn.ealing.sch.uk)
  3. Head Teacher - Ms. Leah Wright
  4. Deputy Head Teacher - Ms. Catherine Mulvany
  5. SEN Governor  - Mr Jeremy Coy

Useful links

Special Educational Needs Code of Practise 2015


Guide for Parents