Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Mrs Hannah Prinn is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator


All children are welcome in Gunnislake Academy, including those with additional educational needs, and we strive to include every child in all aspects of school life.


We aim to identify children who may have additional needs as early as possible. We do this as part of everyday classroom practice as well as by carefully monitoring the results of assessments and by meeting regularly with parents. Teachers and teaching assistants receive regular training to keep their knowledge of special educational needs up to date.


Our SENDCo works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that children with additional needs are able to learn in a way that benefits them best. Support can include:
•         Additional in-class support
•         Flexible groupings, including small group work
•         Access to specific resources
•         Access to outside agencies


Outside agencies who help us deliver high quality support for our children include:
•         Speech and Language Therapy
•         Educational Psychology
•         Cognition and Learning Service
•         School Nurse
•         Family Workers


If you wish to discuss your child's learning support, your child’s teacher is the first point of call. If you need further help, please contact our SENDCo via the school office on 01822 832685.


Our SEND Policy outlines the policies and procedures we work by.


Our School Offer is an overview of the provision and support available for children with special educational needs, including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan.


Our SEND Report gives information about special educational needs in our school in the previous academic year.


Cornwall SENDIASS is an organisation which can support parents with SEND matters. Information can be found on their website:

Other useful links:

Early Help Hub

Family Information Service



Responsible Persons linked to SEND:



Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lynn Cox


Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Lynn Cox


Designated Member of Staff responsible for Pupil Premium Funding: Lynn Cox


Designated Member of Staff responsible for managing the school’s responsibility for meeting the medical needs of pupils: Lynn Cox




View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Gunnislake accessibility plan 2023-2024.pdf
Gunnislake accessibility plan 2023-2024.pdf
GUNNISLAKE Annual DSEN Information Report 2022-2023.pdf
GUNNISLAKE Annual DSEN Information Report 2022-2023.pdf



GUNNISLAKE DSEN Policy 2023-2024.pdf
GUNNISLAKE DSEN Policy 2023-2024.pdf
GUNNISLAKE Primary SEN Offer 2023-2024.pdf
GUNNISLAKE Primary SEN Offer 2023-2024.pdf


Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

We are open for all of our pupils. Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 will be taught at the Delaware base. Y5 and Y6 will be taught at the Gunnislake base.

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