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Our Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator is Gill Elliott and our EY SENDCO is Amy Hamer. Both hold the national SENDCo award. The label SEND covers a huge range of needs that can impact a child's cognitive development, behaviour and social-emotional mental health. At Caen we are an inclusive school that aims for all children to take part in the full curriuclum and when or where need arises we will make all of the necessary adjustments to help children to do so. Good progress for all starts from quality first teaching of all from the class teacher. 

However, we know that some children need some additional support. This may come from some pre or post lesson teaching, an intervention programme over a short period of time or through bespoke plans that have been developed in partnership between the school and advisors that place the well being and progress of the child at their core. 

At Caen we place the well being of the child front and centre. If a child does not have their basic needs met and feel safe and secure then making positive relationships and good academic progress is much more challenging. Sara Latham is our Pastoral Lead. Sara is a trained counsellor, leads on Early Help (helping coordinate involvements and signposting to other agencies) and has been trained in bereavement support and more.

Our SEN governor is Mrs Pam Lang and she can be contacted on email and her contact is sen@caen.devon.sch.uk. She has a health and safeguarding background.

Successful progress for all requires good communication between school and parents and our aim is to be welcoming, open and have meaningful dialogue with all families.

Below the 'Local Offer' section under we have put some useful links for parents for support groups - some local like the Devon Information and Advice Service and some national like the Autism Education Trust.

If you have any questions please do contact us.


Gill Elliott gelliott@caen.devon.sch.uk

Sara Latham slatham@caen.devon.sch.uk

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a new duty placed on the Local Authority. It sets out what can be expected for all children and young people with SEND.

If you wish to find out more information about the ‘Local Offer’ please click on the link below:-


Links and resources

Devon County Council One Minite Guides to different Communication and Interaction needs This page has succint guides and support to many different needs that fall under the umbrella term of Communication and Interaction such as autism, anxiety and dysregulation, tics and much more.

Devon Information and Advice Service (DIAS)  This is a great first point of call for parents and the service provides information and advice.

The Devon CC offer of services (this link will take you to the Devon County Council page which has links for different needs e.g. sensory, speech and language, visual imparement, ADHD, commincation and interation and more)

Young Minds Mental health charity that supports children and teenagers

Autism Education Trust

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

British Dyslexia Association


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