Bridlington Road, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 5HN

Tel: 01377 253371


Driffield Junior School

Caring, learning, sharing - Success for all

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We, at Driffield Junior School, are committed to enabling all children to access a broad and balanced curriculum and take part in all aspects of school life including those with special educational need. We strive to ensure that all children are safe and healthy, enjoy their education and make clear progress.

The school supports this aim by:

  • Planning curriculum delivery to meet the needs of all pupils by considering different learning styles and differentiating tasks.
  • Identifying barriers to learning and participation
  • Working with parents or carers to identify and meet children’s needs.
  • Assessing children’s needs by testing and observation.
  • Providing staff with appropriate special educational needs training and information.
  • Monitoring children’s progress using learning plans (reviewed three times a year)
  • Working in co-operation with the Local Authority and other agencies.
  • Seeking advice and support from outside experts as appropriate.
  • Involving children and parents in planning support, target setting and reviewing progress.



Please read our Special Educational Need and Disability Information Report here.


Number on roll at DJS

519 (Autumn 2023)

Number of children with SEND

104 (20%)

Number of children with an Education Health Care Plan 

19  (3.6%)


Mrs V Holgate
Special Educational
Needs and Disabilities
Co-ordinator (SENDco)


Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENCo)

SEND Governor

Who to contact regarding a compliment, complaint or concern


Vicky Holgate

Lisa Rudd

Ruth Dixon

Contact number

01377 253371

01377 253371

01377 2533371

Contact email


Driffield Junior School

Bridlington Road


Driffield Junior School

Bridlington Road



Driffield Junior School

Bridlington Road 



To read our SEND Policy and other policies please go to our Policies page under the Key Info tab.


We have two qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistants at Driffield Junior School. Mrs Pope and Miss Clarke have been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary or longer-term additional emotional needs. The majority of ELSA work is delivered on an individual basis, but occasionally, some group work is more appropriate, especially in the areas of social and friendship skills.

SEN - Useful Website Links



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