At Southway we provide support for pupils across the four areas of need as laid out in the SEND Code of Practice 2014: Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Mental and Emotional Health; and Sensory and /or Physical Needs.

The SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) monitors the provision for pupils with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) across the school, through feedback and referrals from teaching staff, observations (including learning walks), the monitoring of interventions, scrutiny of work and referrals from parents. The SENDCo may also refer to a range of outside agencies for additional advice and support. Staff regularly monitor the progress of all pupils and assess their needs as an ongoing process.

Pupils may be identified with a Special Educational Need or Disability on entry to the school in transition information provided by previous settings or schools. They may also be identified through baseline testing or progress data gathered in school.

Southway is easily accessible for all pupils and their parents/carers, as detailed in the Accessibility Plan prepared in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010.

We have an extensive outdoor space for learning and play, including our own wooded area. We are currently able to provide:

• Wheelchair access to all areas of the school and a lift to allow movement between floors.

• Designated toilets for each year group including a medical/hygiene room with shower

• Disabled toilets with ample space for changing

• Grassed areas that are also flat and accessible

• A tarmac surface of playground which is both spacious and flat.

For more information, please refer to our Accessibility Policy.

Click here for more information about our SEND local offer. Please also read our Special Educational Needs Information Report

West Sussex County Council also publish details of services, information and events available for children and young people with SEND and their families on their Local Offer website here.


Please click here for infromation regarding early identification of needs.