We are committed to delivering a fully inclusive environment by providing equitable opportunities for all. Our approach is underpinned by our core values of collaboration, inclusion, ambition, innovation and nurture.

We believe that all children have the right to succeed and we aim to meet the individual needs of our pupils at all times. There will be no barriers to achievement within our learning community and our teachers will build strong relationships to facilitate the learning of all. We hold the same expectations for pupils with special educational needs and/ or disabilities (SEND) as for those without but remain fully aware that some children require a different approach in order to achieve success.

  • Adaptations are made to teaching to enable us to deliver personalised learning that is tailored to meet academic, social and wellbeing needs
  • Through the innovative use of digital technology, we will create a level playing field for all children, irrespective of their language skills, reading ability or any other factors that may present learning challenges
  • Our schools are flexible learning environments that are tailored to equip all children with the skills needed for the 21st century
  • We are able to provide a wide range of interventions and strategies which will minimise barriers to learning in an engaging way that is fun and simulating
  • Child voice is an integral part of decision making
  • We have a joined-up approach to supporting the success of every child which is built on working collaboratively with families, with expertise within The Stour Academy Trust and with outside agencies

For full, detailed information about our support for children with SEND please view our SEN Policy and SEN Information Report on our policies page.

We follow the Mainstream Core Standards. This Kent guidance outlines support for children with SEND.

Mainstream Core Standards

Mainstream Core Standards Guide For Parents

Further information about services and opportunities for children with SEND is outlined in the Kent Local Offer.

Click here for the latest Kent SEND newsletter for families:-

Support and advice is also available from IASK.

View our SEN Policy and SEN Information Report on our policies page.


What is the Finberry Primary School Specialist Resource Provision (SRP)?

The SRP, or Kestrels Class as we call it in school, is a small class of 10 children (at full capacity). Currently children in this class all have an Education and Health Care Plan with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties as their primary area of need. This is currently under consultation to change the primary area of need to Autism. The aim of the SRP is to support successful reintegration back into the mainstream classroom. 

Read our SRP Policy