Mrs Clare Cousins is our Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) at St James Infant and Pre-School.  If you would like to speak to her, please ring 01327 702783 or email 

Children may have special needs or emotional & behavioural needs at any time or throughout their time at school.  We endeavour to identify children as early as possible so that we can provide them with the support that they need.  We follow the Local Authority guidelines and the Code of Practice regarding the assessment and identification of children.  We work closely with specialists, including; Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, School Nursing Team, Health Visitors, and many more.  This ensures that we meet the needs of each individual child effectively.

We ensure that all classes have a learning support assistant, who work with children in small groups or individually to support their learning.