The staff and governors of Riversdale Primary School aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children; that includes setting suitable learning challenges, responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs and overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessments.

The Governing Body and teaching staff will do their best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disability) and ensure that, where the Headteacher or the appropriate governor has been informed by the Local Authority that a pupil has SEND, those needs will be made known to all who are likely to teach them. Below you will find the Riversdale Primary School SEND Policy.

SEND Policy - 2023 Update

Parent Concerns

Should you have any concerns with your child please feel free to arrange a meeting with your child's class teacher and fill in the SEN Initial Concerns Form. We can meet with you and discuss realistic targets for your child and suggest a review date which can be organised with the SENCO.

The Riversdale Primary School Mainstream SENCo is Tracey Tattersall. Should you wish to contact her, please use the email address:

The Riversdale Primary School ASC Base SENCo is Rachel Dallimore

Parent Initial Concerns Form

SEND Local Offer

As a school we work within the Wandsworth guidance on provision for children with SEND in mainstream schools, which explains the ways pupils/children/students with different additional needs are provided for within the school. We also follow our Equality and Accessibility policies.

At Riversdale, we believe that every child deserves the best possible education. Adults and children work together and create an environment in which all pupils, regardless of their particular needs, can flourish and achieve their true potential, both academically and socially. This is achieved through:

  • Quality first teaching delivered to meet children’s different learning styles.
  • The support of well- trained Teaching Assistants.
  • Provision to support children within the different categories of need – Cognition and Learning difficulties, Communication and Interaction difficulties, Social, Mental and Health problems and Sensory or Physical needs.
  • Working closely with parents.
  • Accessing support from specially trained professional e.g. The Speech and Language Team, our ASC Base teachers and Wandsworth Literacy Support Service.

Below you will find the Riversdale Primary School Information Report:

SEND Information Report - 2023 Update

Accessibility Plan

The accessibility plan has been guided by Schedule 10, relating to Disability, of the Equality Act 2010 and the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) as ammended by the SEN and Disability Act 2001.

As defined by the Equality Act, we understand a person with a disability to be identified as follows: 'A person who has physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities'.

Accessibility Plan - 2022 Update

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