Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September. We can’t wait to meet you and will be in contact soon with further details about the enrolment process. Remember the deadline to accept Reception offers is 30th April 2024.
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Rockmount Primary School

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Rockmount Primary School is committed to meeting the needs of all our pupils. We believe that all children have the right to an education which allows them, as an individual, to flourish and thrive. Our school policies outline the commitment of the staff and governors to ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community.


This means not simply treating everybody in the same way, but understanding and tackling the different barriers school members may face, as well as celebrating and valuing the achievements and strengths of all. At Rockmount, pupils are supported, first and foremost, through quality first teaching and effective differentiation. However, when children need additional support to address difficulties, staff will liaise with parents/carers, colleagues or other professionals to ensure appropriate support is put in place.


There are four broad areas of Special Educational Need:


  • Cognition and Learning

  • Communication and Interaction

  • Social, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

  • Sensory and Physical Difficulties


The views, wishes and feelings of parents/carers and children are extremely important to us. We endeavour to support you in participating as fully as possible in decisions regarding the provision for your child in order to enable them to achieve the best possible outcomes.


If you have concerns about your child, please speak to their class teacher or the Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos):


Amber Pearless

Hayley Gorman


Please click below for a short guide to SEND at Rockmount Primary School for parents and carers. 

Please click below for a short guide to SEND at Rockmount Primary School for children.

Support at Rockmount 

School Offer

Please see the document below 'Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities' or SEND report. The information in this document describes our school offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. You can also view the previous school years information.


Croydon Local Offer

Activities, information and services for those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Local Offer provides information and advice about services that children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. It also provides information on a wide range of activities to do in and around Croydon. Please click here for more information.

Croydon Locality SEND Support (CLSS)

We have become part of an initiative by Croydon Council called the Croydon Locality SEND Support (CLSS) which aims to improve support for children who live in Croydon and have special needs or disabilities. 

Along with several other schools in our local area, we've been given funding to provide earlier and better targeted help to support those with SEND. This partnership also gives us the opportunity to work closely with our local schools to get the necessary help and support for children who are are unable to have their needs met through our quality first teaching and therefore require further intervention. 

This early help may be in the form of advice, school to school support, referral to specialist services or additional services which can be put into place quicker due to the set up of the CLSS if support is granted. 





Parent Workshops 

Information Leaflets/Links to Self Referrals 


Please see the attached and hyperlinks for further information about events and support available in the local area.


The National Autistic Society (NAS) provides advice and guidance as well as a number of support services, including parenting support and after school clubs. They can support parents in understanding their child’s diagnosis and link families in with local support services.


Parents in Partnership (Mencap) support parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with SEND. They can offer one to one support from a Family Link Worker and run information workshops and training, including their Early Positive Approaches to Support parenting programme (E-PAtS) for parents or carers of children aged 0-5.


Kids SENDIASS provide advocacy support and guidance to parents and carers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities. Kids SENDIASS can offer parents and carers support with Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP), including annual reviews, mediation and tribunals. They can also assist parents/ carers with understanding and completing forms and attending meetings (e.g. with the local authority, education provider).


The Croydon Support and Interventions team offer parenting programmes for parents and carers of children aged 0 to 18 years, including Stepping Stones, a 9-week parenting programme for parents/ carers of children with additional needs or disabilities. Children do not need to have a formal diagnosis for parents/ carers to access the Stepping Stones programme.


The Charlie Waller Trust is a national mental health charity. They run a series of live webinars for parents, carers and educators. Topics include 'The Teen Brain', 'Sleep', 'Perfectionism' and ‘Supporting the Mental Health of Children with SEND’.


Off the Record are a counselling service for young people aged 14-25. They also run the ‘Young Carers project’, open to any children and young people aged 7-25 who are caring for a parent or sibling. Off The Record also run online workshops for parents and carers on topics such as school refusals and self-harm.


Croydon Drop In provide outreach support through their TalkBus as well as one to one counselling to children and young people aged 10-25, who live, work or study in Croydon.


Chatterbox Groups are groups for Croydon families with children aged 4 years and under, who have concerns about their child's talking or interaction.  They are run by the Chatterbox team which includes Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants and Children's Centres staff across the borough. To find out more, contact your local children’s centre.​



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