Montreal C of E Primary School aims to provide a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum for all our children, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities. All children are valued, celebrated and are given opportunities to make the best possible progress regardless of their Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND). 

At Montreal C of E Primary School, we use a range of interventions to support pupils needs. We identify individual barriers for learning for children who have been recognised as requiring additional support. Support tailored to individual needs is then put in place to help overcome the barriers to learning so that the child can access learning at their level and make progress from their starting points. Support may be small targeted group work, differentiated work or specific interventions such as:

  • Lego Therapy
  • ELSA
  • Read Write Inc phonics
  • Reciprocal Reading
  • IDL
  • Pre-teaching to support gaps in learning
  • Sensory circuit breaks
  • Blacksheep
  • Speech and Language Therapy interventions – Usually provided from the Speech & Language Therapists.

If we feel the children require further support, we work closely in partnership with other professionals to support children with special educational needs for example:

Health visitor (up until the age of 5) Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Community Paediatrician & Speech and Language Therapy services

Educational Psychologist & Behaviour Emotional Wellbeing Officer (BEWO)

Specialist Advisory Teachers for Early Years, Communication and Interaction, Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties, Physical and Medical Difficulties, English as an Additional Language.


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Who can I contact, if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?

Your first point of call is the Class Teacher or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator is Mrs Sam Little. She can be contacted via email: or via the office 01946 811347.

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer gives children, young people and their families information about what services are likely to be available in their area.

Families Information | An introduction to SEND Local Offer (
This link will take you to Cumberland Council Local Offer

SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (Cumberland)

Copeland and Carlisle West
Bev Marrs
Tel: 07788 360 336