Redland Primary School is a community school which aims to offer all children a challenging, stimulating and secure learning environment. We believe in providing every possible opportunity for all children to achieve their full potential regardless of their starting point or ability. We do this through high quality differentiated teaching, providing a broad and balanced curriculum that takes into account individual needs, and ensuring all children are valued and their self esteem promoted. We work in close partnership with parents/carers who play an active and valued role in their child’s education.

Progress is carefully monitored and we are aware that children learn and progress at different rates. Some children may benefit from extra support, sometimes in the classroom with the teacher or Teaching Assistant (TA) or maybe through more personalised intervention.

As a school we recognise the importance of children’s emotional development and we also have the support of ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) and a school based Relate counsellor.

Our policies relating to special educational needs can be found on our Policies page through the Our School dropdown menu above.

Please click on this link for access to the Department of Education’s SEND Code of Practice.

Wiltshire Website Links For Parents

Below is a list of useful website links which may be of interest to you if your child has, or is suspected as having, special educational needs:

What’s Local and What’s on Offer

Provides information on the range of services and support for children and young people, aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Wiltshire.


Splash is a registered charity, supporting young people between the ages of 9-16 years. They organise holiday activities which aim to attract young people into positive and inspiring leisure activities, they prioritise those who are experiencing challenges in life.

Wiltshire Parents Carer Council

The WPCC provides a specialist consultation and participation service that enables parents and carers to voice their opinions about the services and support that their families receive.

WISA Wiltshire Independent Support

WISA is Wiltshire’s Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) run by Action for Children to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across the county.

British Dyslexia Association

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.

Speech and Language UK

Speech and Language UK is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.


Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

National Autistic Society

The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

National Deaf Children’s Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.