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Stanford-le-Hope Primary School

Special Educational Needs


Children learn in different ways and progress at different rates. Many children need some kind of extra support during their time in education. 


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Accessibility Plan March 2020

Four areas of SEN

The SEND Code of Practice 2014 (updated January 2015) sets out four broad areas of special educational needs that include a range of difficulties and conditions. We have collated some useful resources and links for each broad area.  

Useful contacts 



SNAP (Special Needs Action Panel) is a pro-active, independent forum of parent carers who all have children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). SNAP’s purpose is to improve the services provided for our young people, aged between 0 and 25 years.



IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.


Thurrock Portage and Early Support Service (preschool and foundation years)

01375 898652



The Thurrock SEND team

Telephone: 01375 652555



Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT) 

Telephone: 07702 127 252


Famous achievements by neurodivergent individuals


                      Daniel Radcliffe (dyspraxia) 


                       Steven Spielberg (dyslexia) 


                       Justin Timberlake (ADHD)   


                        Cher (dyslexia)  


                        Michael Phelps (ADHD) 


                        Jamie Oliver (dyslexia) 


 Richard Branson (ADHD and dyslexia) 


                               Billie Eilish (tourette's)   


                                    Simone Biles (ADHD) 


                                 Anne Hegerty (autism)