Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Mrs Alison Barker is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator.

Mrs Marie May is the assistant SENDCo.

If you would like to speak to Mrs Barker please contact her on (01953) 453127 or at sendco@rosecroft.norfolk.sch.uk

Please click here to visit the 'Additional needs working from home page'.

Our SEND Policy/Information Report

We are an inclusive school; we aim for every child to achieve their personal best through exploration, discovery and creativity.  To find out more about how we work with children with Special Educational Needs and their families.


Please click on the image for the Send Policy and Information Report


Our Sensory Room

We are delighted to have been given a generous grant from a local organisation, in order to install some new sensory equipment in our ‘Thrive room’. The new  includes fibre optic lights, mirrors and a large bubble tube. Many children have already enjoyed using the sensory room and have found it very calming. Here are some photographs of our new sensory room.



Parent's Views

"The school has implemented excellent transition, from when my child first started school and every year since. They have been sensitive to my child's needs and have welcomed outside medical professionals to make sure that all of her care needs are accommodated. I feel she is in a safe environment and her inclusion is excellent. She has progressed in so many areas, she thrives and loves going into school everyday."

Further parental comments can be found in the documents section at the bottom of this page.

Support for Families

For more information about how we can support families, please visit our 'Support for Parents' page.

The support for parents page includes information about parenting programmes, summer clubs and the support we can offer for children with social and emotional difficulties, including our Thrive programme and Benjamin Foundation 'Time for You' sessions.

SEND Newsletters

Newsletter Autumn 2017


Newsletter Spring 2018


Family Voice Newsletter June 2020


Clubs and Groups

Click on the document below to find a list of local clubs and groups recommended by parents of children who have SEND.

thumbnail of Clubs and contacts recommended by parents of children with SEN


Useful Websites

If you know of any other websites that parents may find useful, please let Mrs Thomas (SENDCo) know.

Norfolk's Local Offer

Norfolk has created a website that gives information about what Norfolk can offer for children with special educational needs and their families. Click on the logo to see Norfolk's Local Offer.

Norfolk SEND Partnership

This was formerly known as the Norfolk Parent Partnership.  It offers support and a dvice for parents. Please click on the logo to view their website. They also have a really useful Facebook page and often post helpful links to websites, local events etc.

Contact a Family

This website offers advice and support for families with disabled children.


Autism Anglia

Please click on the logo to view this website which offers support for families with children with autism.

Family Voice Norfolk

This website offers support for families in Norfolk with children who have special educational needs.  Every year they hold a free converence for parents of children with special and additional needs.


This organisation offers support and advice for families affected by ADHD.  They also offer Parenting Support programs.

Action for Children

This is a charity which offers support to all families including parenting classes.  Action for Children also manage the Attleborough Sure Start Children's Centre.

Talking Point

This is a brilliant website about children who have problems communicating and it supports children with speech and language.  Please click on the image to view the site.

Short Breaks (formerly time-for-me.org.uk)

This organisation provides support for children with disabilities in Norfolk, including information about short breaks and direct payments.



The Odeon Cinemas offer autism friendly screenings.  Please click on the picture for more information.

Scope About disability

This charity offers support for families with children who have disabilities, including autism.

Sleep east.

This organisation offers support for families with children who have difficulty sleeping.  Please click on the image above to go to their website.

Point 1 is a service available in Norfolk that supports the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Parents can refer their child themselves, or the school can help parents with this. Point 1 can support children with a range of difficulties, including (but not limited to) anxiety, low mood, issues around food, low self-esteem, coping with loss and anger management.


The National Autistic Society

A leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Information about CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) available in Norfolk. The service can support children with a range of difficulties, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression and ADHD. Referrals to CAMHS are usually made through a GP.


Little Parachutes

A website that recommends books to help support children facing life's challenges - includes books relevant to physical disabilities, coping with change, difficulties with sleep etc

Cinema city hold Autism friendly screenings, especially for people on the autism spectrum or with other special educational needs and their families, friends and carers.


This is the site for NHS speech and language therapy in our area. You can find newsletters and information about how to support your child’s speech and language.


A website with information that supports parents.

MindEd for Families

Please click on the link above for online advice for families concerning young people’s mental health, this site includes free e-learning courses.

Young Minds

Please click on the link above for online advice for families concerning young people’s mental health and a free parent helpline.

Please click on the link to find out more about this organisation which offers support and guidance for anyone affected by an autistic spectrum condition.

SENsational Families is a small local charity based in Norfolk. They provide support to local families who have a child with special or additional needs; pre and post diagnosis. They hold weekly coffee and chat sessions. They provide training and have a library of books and sensory equipment, including weighted blankets etc, that families can borrow free of charge.

Here you will find information and research about Sensory Processing Disorder.

You will find ideas to support your child with fine motor skills, including handwriting and scissor skills.  It also has information about sensory processing disorder.

Just One Norfolk

The Just One Norfolk website has advice for parents of children age 0-19 on a wide range of topics, including sleep, toileting, behaviour, special education needs, emotional wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.

Every mind matters

The NHS 'Every Mind Matters' site has a webpage dedicated to offering support for parents who have children experiencing mental health difficulties.



This organisation provides activities and opportunities for young people with disabilities or complex health needs including childcare facilities and 'The Hive'.  This is a place where you can drop in and have a coffee with other parents, borrow specialist toys and equipment, or access advice and support.

Documents to Support our SEND Policy and Report

Please click on the links below to view/download the documents. The school behaviour and admissions policy can be found here.


Vision Statement and Ethos

Parental Comments, how we support children with SEN

Equalities and Access

Accessibility Plan for Rosecroft Primary School 2018-2021

Accessibility Plan for Rosebuds Nursery 2018-2020

Equality Objectives for Rosecroft Primary School and Rosebuds Nursery 2018-2022

Equalities Policy 2015

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