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Special Educational Needs / Disabilities

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  Mrs J Sazant Mrs R Whatley

A message from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators:

Jo Sazant and Rose Whatley can be contacted by either calling the school, booking an appointment through the reception or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Stephen’s is committed to providing a fully inclusive environment. We believe that all children have the right to succeed and we aim to meet the individual needs of all our pupils at all times. We are able to provide a wide range of interventions and strategies which will minimise barriers to learning in a multi-sensory and engaging manner.

KCC’s SEND strategy

The SEND strategy aims to improve the educational, health and emotional well-being outcomes for all of Kent's children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled. To find out more, please follow the LINK

Whole School Provision Plan (2022/2023)

For further information on SEN provision and how we aim to make all aspects of our school community accessible to all, please see our SEN information report and accessibility reports below:

SEN & Disability Policy / SEN Information Report

Accessibility Plan

What is the Local Offer?

Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provisions they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education and Health Care (EHC) plans. It has 2 key purposes:

  • To provide clear, up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directing children and their parents, and service providers in its development and review.

Kent County Council’s Local Offer can be accessed at the website below:

Mainstream Core Standards

This is the provision that the local area expects to be made available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities attending mainstream schools. 

MCS guideSpecial Educational Needs - Mainstream Core Standards

Parent version: Mainstream Core Standards - Guide for parents