Iver Village

Special Educational Needs 

Information for Parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities, which are supported at our school.

SEN Annual Report 2023 / 2024

At Iver Village Infant School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. We provide quality teaching for all our children’ however, for some children there are occasions when further, additional support may be needed to help them achieve their potential.

The Special Needs Co-ordinator is: Miss Sibley

Roles & Responsibilities of the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENco).

The SENco is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs Policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEND. They will liaise with staff to monitor the child’s progress and plan further interventions where progress is slower than expected. We regularly have contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice. If you have any concerns regarding SEND matters do not hesitate to contact us.


 ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants)

ELSAs are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. They are a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists.

An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally.

Their aim is to build your child’s emotional development and help them cope with life’s challenges. The ELSA will help your child to find solutions to any problems they may have.

Please do contact our ELSA (Mrs Eversden) on the following email address if you have any concerns about your child. ELSAIVIA@theparkfederation.org

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a “local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child”.

What will it do?

The Bucks family information service will allow the local offer to provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to education, it will let parents/carers and young people know how schools and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across the local setting.