SEN And Nurture

SEN surgery will run from 2pm to 4pm on Mondays.

It is a time I will always be available to speak to, any parents with any worries or concerns. You can book the time or pop in on the off chance I am not booked. I am always around in the mornings, but this provides additional time when you know you can book a slot to see me.

Just ring the office and they will book it for you.

Our SEN information report and Index for Inclusion are also available on the website and are fully up to date.

Jo Tweedale

Contact our SENCO

If you want to contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs J Tweedale then you can:


Phone: 01263 823848

Write: Mrs J Tweedale, SENCO, Sheringham Community Primary School & Nursery, Cooper Road, Sheringham NR26 8UH

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Wellbeing - online support for young people

We would like to remind you of the availability of the online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of our pupils. Kooth is available for year 6 pupils to access.

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.

Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards.  All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

To find out more visit  where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.

You can also view a short video about the service below



We believe strongly in the inclusion of all children in all aspects of school life. We value each individual as an essential and active member of the school community. The curriculum is personalised to meet the needs of the children. Learning and targeted support allows all children equal access.

Sheringham Community Primary School & Nursery follows the Code of Practice for Children with Special Needs and/or Disabilities in Education. Children who may need extra support are identified as soon as possible so that they can access the help that they need. Sheringham Community Primary School and Nursery prides itself on the early identification and intervention of pupils who find any aspects of the curriculum difficult.

Individual Support

Pupils who have special educational and/ or additional needs are supported according to their individual needs, this might be through Quality First Teaching, in-class support and/or additional intervention support groups, which may mean withdrawal from the classroom for short periods of time.

All children who have been identified as having SEN/D and are accessing something in addition to Quality First Teaching, will have an MP3 (My provision, my plan, my progress). This plan identifies how each child will be supported to reach the outcomes they are working towards.


Parents and Carers

We seek and value the children’s and parent’s/carer’s voices in any decisions that we make about how we support our children with SEN/D. We value our partnerships with parents/carers and encourage open communication and dialogue.

Further detailed information about the school’s SEN/D provision is available on our school website on our SEN information report, Local Offer and our Index for Inclusion. Our school is an inclusive school and we welcome all pupils.

Sheringham Woodfields School

We have strong links with Sheringham Woodfields School, where both schools share resources. We believe this enhances the education of all of our children and further fosters acceptance and understanding.

"We feel very lucky
to have such a
great primary school
on our doorstep."


Our Nurture Provision

Our Nurture team provides a bespoke curriculum in an environment based on the principles advocated by Marion Bennatham and Marjorie Boxall. Nurture is for those children who are unable to access learning successfully in their mainstream classroom. Our group meets 4 afternoons for nurture class across all key stages. In the mornings there are bespoke packages for children. The children then spend all day on Friday in their own classes. The group size depends on the dynamics of the children. Two experienced members of staff run our group.

Our inclusive practice recognises that every child is individual and aims to respond to each child’s needs, taking into consideration cultural background, life experiences, strengths, communication needs, physical needs, social and emotional needs.

The setting is a self-contained classroom with its own entrance and  kitchen facilities with a homely atmosphere. This space provides the opportunity for curriculum based learning and play.