Peterchurch Primary School

Special Educational Needs

The staff at Peterchurch primary school are dedicated to providing care and education to all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

A child has special educational needs if he or she has difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for him or her to learn than most other children of a similar age. Many children will have an additional need of some kind during their education. Some children will need extra help and support from us for some or all of their time at Peterchurch primary school.

Mrs Ruth Green is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) at Peterchurch Primary  School. Her contact number is 01981 550 230 or via email:

More information can be found in the SEND Information Report and the SEND policy below.

SEND Policy and Information Report 2023

Herefordshire Council Local Offer

 Understanding your child with additional needsUnderstanding your child - from toddler to teenagerSupporting emotional health and wellbeing from 0-19Herefordshire Local Offer


 Useful information for parents/carers

SENDIAS provides free information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and to young people with SEND up to the age of 25. Contact details: 01432 260955 Email: Town Hall, 10 St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ 

Anyone who provides care and support to a child under 18 who is ill, has a disability or any additional needs is a Parent Carer and Herefordshire Parent Carers Support offers a wide range of help, advice and support specifically targeted to meet the needs of Parent Carers.Contact details: 01432 356068. Herefordshire Carers Support c/o Aspire Hub Canal Road Hereford HR1 2EA

Hereford and Worcester Dyslexia Association (HWDA) is a local charity which covers the two counties and aims to help by: providing specialist teaching in literacy, maths and study skills for children with dyslexia or dyslexic-type difficulties and/or dyscalculic-type difficulties through its workshops in Hereford, Worcester and Bromsgrove.

Special Needs Jungle provides parent-centred information, news, special needs resources and informed opinion about SEND - Special education needs and disability, Education, Health and Care Plans, children's physical and mental health including rare disease and SEN politics

Sharing a book with a child is fun - it's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. It can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers. But not everyone is confident with books and reading aloud, so BookTrust has produced some handy tips and advice to help your child at home.

Lots of parents worry about their child’s reading. Parents can be pretty competitive and when you hear the playground chat about how well another child is doing with her reading, it’s easy to feel that your child might be getting left behind. It’s important to remember that reading isn’t a race. Being a good reader might be the finishing line, but children get there in many different ways and at different speeds. Here, reading expert Jean Gross CBE shares her advice and tips about how to support children who struggle with reading.

Information about libraries and library services in Herefordshire.

Mencap is a UK charity for people with a learning disability. We support their families and carers, too. Find out more about our services and get involved.

We run a range of course for parents and guardians who would like to have a little extra support, information and advice when it comes to bringing up children and young people. All a run by support workers who are trained to deliver Solihull courses and Triple P programmes.