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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

"Decoy Primary is an inclusive school with a family ethos."

Ofsted, January 2023


Decoy Community Primary is an inclusive school and we work with a range of agencies and professionals to meet the needs of all pupils including those with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability.

"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are accurately identified to ensure they get the support they need to successfully access the curriculum... Staff support pupils with SEND well to access the learning. As a result, all pupils’ work across the curriculum is of high quality."

Ofsted, January 2023

Pupils with a Special Educational Need/s and or Disabilities will take part in learning and activities with pupils without a Special Educational Need/s and or Disabilities whenever possible. As a mainstream school, Decoy Primary is supported by Devon Local Authority and Torbay to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress in school.

Your child’s class teacher will contact you if they consider your child may have special educational needs. However, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher if you wish to discuss any matters relating to SEND. You can also contact the SEND co-ordinator, Miss Sarah Strong, by emailing

By working together we can achieve the best outcomes for all our pupils.

Our SEND policy and Information Report can be found on our policies page.

You can find information and about Devon’s local SEND offer on Devon County Council’s website and Torbay’s local SEND offer on Torbay's website.