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Howitt Primary Community School

Achieve, Care, Enjoy

SEND/ Inclusion

Our school is all inclusive and we work with many different agencies to support our children to apply for a place at Howitt Primary School. Click on the link admissions process or contact our SENCO Ellinor Edgeley on 01773 713217.


How will we support your child with identified SEND starting at our school in any year group?


  • You will be invited you to visit the school with your child to have a look around and meet the Headteacher and class teacher.
  • You will also be invited to an Induction Meeting in which details of your child’s needs are noted, and in which you can ask questions relating to the school.
  • If other professionals or outside agencies are involved in supporting your child, a Multi-Agency Team (MAT) meeting may be held to discuss your child’s needs and to share strategies that are used.
  • The SENCO and class teacher may wish to liaise with the current setting your child attends if applicable.
  • We may suggest adaptations to the transition period to help your child to settle more easily.
  • The staff will closely monitor the progress the child makes and discuss this with you.

Please click on the SEND Information Report  below for further advice and information on transition from year group to year group and from school to school. The report also provides information on how we identify children who need support, how parents are informed and involved and how we support children in school using expertise from outside agencies. Parents are also informed of the monitoring of progress and how we cater for pastoral needs.


If there any complaints relating to the provision for children with SEN or EAL these will be dealt with in the first instance by the class teacher and SENCO, then, if unresolved, by the head teacher.  The governor with specific responsibility for SEN may be involved if necessary.  In the case of an unresolved complaint the issue should be taken through the general governors’ complaints procedure.


Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND (Formerly Parent Partnership): 01629 533668


Indpendent Parental Supporters (Umbrella): 01332 785658

Early Help offer

At Howitt Primary Community School we understand that from time to time family life can have its complications and sometimes families may need some extra help. To support and advise you at such times we have an Early Help Offer.

We believe that by working together we can better support children and families. Sometimes families need support from a wide range of agencies or people, for example, health services, housing services, family support workers, social workers and local police.

As a school we may be able to signpost a range of services to support families beyond the educational setting.

Information for young people & children with SEND, families and professionals on the Derbyshire Offer...

The Early Help offer at Howitt

MAT team: 01773 746174


Gifted and Talented Provision

Support for families over the Summer holidays 2020


We want to support all our families over the Summer break. Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your children, any contact details for school that you may require over the summer and some useful websites etc.

School contacts over the Summer break.



Contact details

Family Liaison Worker

Hannah Petrie


Not available – July 23,24,27,28

Aug 20-31

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Chris Clarke

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ellinor Edgeley


School Coffee mornings (led by Hannah Petrie)-everyone welcome!

Wednesday August 12  10-11am in the small hall.

Wednesday September 2 10-11am in the small hall.

Summer activities for children       

Here is a list of some great ideas for summer activities…please have a look.


It may be for some children that a plan for the Summer break would work well with any special days/visits on a timetable. Please use the table below:






























During the Summer break finances and budgets can be an issue. Remember there are local foodbanks at:

Salcare  51 Ray Street, Heanor  01773 764562

St Andrew’s Church   Station Road,Langley Mill

Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0300 4568390


Early Help Transition team contact information:

North East & Bolsover and Amber Valley, Debbie Hadley - Early Help Transition Project Officer Mobile: 07866 216 961, Email:



We wish you a happy Summer break but please remember we are still here to support you.