Special Educational Needs or Disability

Here at Marlcliffe we have a strong belief that all children should be valued, treated with respect and supported to reach their full potential. We aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children.

We firmly believe that by working in partnership with parents/carers and adults beyond school our children receive high quality care, support, education and the best possible opportunities in order to ensure a successful transition into the next stage of learning.

What support is offered at Marlcliffe Primary School?

Wave 1- differentiated whole class teaching to meet your child’s educational needs. Any reasonable adjustments will be made to the teaching, resources and environment which might make your child’s time in school easier.

Wave 2- small group work tailored to your child’s needs.

Wave 3- 1:1 working- a highly personalised learning program planned specifically to help your child achieve their potential.


For further information about SEND please see the documents below:

Click here for a link to the local offer website


Signposts: Where to go for further support

Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCo) is Miss Ellie Davison . You can contact her by phoning school or coming into school to arrange an appointment.. She is happy to talk to you about any questions you may have. 

Any complaints relating to special educational needs provision at Marlcliffe Primary should be directed to Our SENCo, Miss Davison initially, and will be dealt with in line with our Complaints Policy.


Family Intervention Service (FIS):

The Family Intervention Service works with children, young people and families to provide a range of services which help improve well-being, school attendance, learning, behaviour and health care.

They aim to promote the early identification of children with additional needs. By delivering high quality preventative and supportive services we want to enable children to continue living successfully with their families and communities.

Web: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/social-care/community-support-advice

Call: 0114 2037485


Sheffield Autism Team

The Sheffield Autism Team supports schools and settings meet the needs of social communication difficulties including autism. They also offer direct work with children and provide advice and support to parents and professionals.

Web: https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/services/child-development-and-neurodisability/autism-home/autism-support/

Call: 0114 2736567

They have a dedicated phone service that is manned by experienced teachers from the team. The service is available Monday to Thursday during term time from 1pm to 4pm.


Speech and Language Therapy:

The service works with children with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties from 0 to 16 years of age. They have three teams: the pre-school team, the mainstream schools team and the special schools team.

The teams include specialist therapists who work with children who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties associated with conditions such as hearing impairment, complex needs, stammering, cleft palate, autism and physical disability.

The Speech and Language Therapist’s role is to identify children’s communication strengths and weaknesses. We also support the development of skills in the child, their carers and teachers, which will enable the child to maximise their communication potential.

Though based in clinics at Flockton House, Firth Park and Ryegate, therapists work away from their bases in the community into a wide range of settings. These include family homes, schools, nurseries and Children’s Centres.

Web: http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/our-services/speech-and-language-therapy/

For general enquiries contact Lynne Williams

Call: 0114 2262333

Fax: 0114 2507467

For further information about services on offer in Sheffield, please visit the Sheffield City Council website: https://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/

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Marcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Road
S6 4AJ
Main Contact:Steph Hanson, School Manager