Special Educational Needs at Silverstone CE Primary School

At Silverstone Primary we are very proud of our inclusive ethos.  As such, our school is made up of children with a wide range of abilities and we believe that over the years many children with SEN and/or disabilities have enjoyed their time at Silverstone Primary where they have thrived, made good progress and have been well prepared for the next stage in their education. 



Our aim is that children with SEND achieve their full potential just like every other child in school.  This is achieved through a robust and rigorous graduated approach system.  We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding our children well and forming strong and trusting relationships with them.  This allows us to ensure provision is personalised and has impact.  We use a three wave system of support which encompasses quality first teaching, targeted interventions and specialist resources.  Mrs Capstick, our SENCO, closely monitors how all our children with SEND are progressing.  She can be contacted via the school office if you have any queries.

Children with SEN and/or disabilities are fully included in all school activities including after school clubs, trips and school shows/productions.


Complaints about our SEND provision

We urge parents / carers with any concerns regarding the SEND policy or the provision made for their child to speak to the school as soon as possible and, in the first instance, to the class teacher or the SENCO. If parents / carers feel their child's needs are still not being met they should make an appointment to see the Headteacher. If concerns are still unresolved parents / carers may wish to engage with PDET’s Complaints policy procedures.

NB - any issue relating to statutory SEN assessments should be pursued with the relevant Local Authority and not via PDET’s Complaints policy. If parents / carers require further advice / support, they should use the local Information, Advice and Support Service for Special Educational Needs and Disability SENDIASS:


The Aviary

Our day is full of sensory experiences from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep.  We all respond to sensory information within our environment differently as we touch, move, see, hear, taste and smell things around us.  As a school, we are exceptionally proud of our sensory room, The Aviary.  This room supports children’s sensory needs and preferences.  The children are able to access individualised sensory experiences in order to self-regulate effectively so they are prepared for learning and interacting with others.

Zones of Regulation

'Regulation is something everyone continually works on. We all encounter trying circumstances that test our limits from time to time. If we can recognise when we are becoming less regulated, we are able to do something about it to manage our feelings and get ourselves to a healthy place. This comes more naturally for some, but for others it is a skill that needs more attention and practise. This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation (or Zones for short)' Leah Kuypers, Creater of the Zones of Regulation.

Zones of regulation is a whole school approach which is used with every child in our school, not just those with SEN.  Our children identify which zone they are in and develop their strategies for how to manage their feelings.  The children will categorise their zones twice daily and all staff are trained to support them in this.



All areas of our building and school grounds are fully accessible to all, including wheelchair access.

For further details read our accessibility plan found in the documents listed on this page


Local Offer

Here is a link to Northamptonshire's Local Offer where you can access lots of information about services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.



Information Advice Support Service - IASS

This is a free service in Northamptonshire that provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND.

Information Advice Support Service

01604 364772 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm)  


Special Needs Index - SNIX

The Special Needs Index (SNIX) is an electronic database of information about young people aged 0 to 25 who have a learning or physical disability or sensory impairment and who live in Northamptonshire.

The database only includes information about disabled children that parents or carers supply to us voluntarily. We do not include children on the database without parental consent.

What is the purpose of SNIX?

The SNIX database helps us to plan services for children with special educational needs and disabilities. We compile a newsletter for all those registered with SNIX which provides information about special educational needs and disability services, resources, training, early years, groups, clubs and activities on a regular basis. 

Click here to read the Newsletters and find out more - SNIX