Support - SEND

At Ringshall School we believe that each and every child should be supported to 'be the best they can be' and feel valued as a member of our school community. A nurturing approach is embedded throughout the school and underlies Ringshall's curriculum drivers. We strongly believe that children need encouragement and support to help them develop as individuals and we always strive to create the best possible provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). 

Currently our SENCO is Mrs Cape, who is covering the role during Mrs Finch's maternity leave. Mrs Cape is support by the Trust SENCO lead. She is responsible for ensuring that children with SEND are identified and supported within our school. She will liaise with outside agencies and plan interventions and personalised learning plans to enable every child to flourish and learn.

Mrs Cape works closely with our headteacher, Mr Gough, on our school's strategy for children with SEND. 

Contact Information

If you have any concerns about your child's learning, progress in school or about other special needs, please do no hesitate to request a meeting. It is always good to talk to your child's class teacher first but Mrs Cape is always happy to arrange a phone call or meeting to discuss your concerns and offer support. 

You can make a meeting via the school office:    telephone - 01473 658307   email - 

Parent Support

Below are some links and information about parent workshops, support and additional resources which are available currently. Also look out for updates in the 'inclusion corner' section of our weekly newsletter! 

SENDIASS are offering some parent and carer training sessions. These include sessions about ASD, ADHD and supporting children with specific learning disabilities. More information and booking details can be found by following the link below. 

Useful Links

The following links provide support and guidance. 

SEND Code of Practice - Government guidance and legislation on the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system for children and young people. 

Suffolk Local Offer - clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

SENDIASS -  confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Suffolk Parent Hub - a single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child's development.

Suffolk Parent and Carers Network - another Suffolk based support group for parents and carers of children with SEND. 

Suffolk SEND Strategy - a regular update for parents and carers to keep you informed about what is being done to implement Suffolk’s SEND Strategy.