This area of the site is to provide information on the work our SENCO has been doing to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their parents.

A Message from the SENCO

At Rothwell Infants we pride ourselves on being an Inclusive School. We get to know our  children with SEND as individuals so that we can put in place what we need to, to meet their specific needs.

If your child has SEND this is what you can expect from us –

  • An ‘Open door’ policy
  • Termly review meetings where you will be invited to come in and discuss how your child is getting on
  • Involved in the setting of targets on your child’s IEP
  • Parents SEND Forum where your voice as a parent can be both heard and valued
  • Your child’s voice being heard through One Page Profiles
  • High Aspirations for your child with a focus on celebrating their strengths and working on strengthening their areas of difficulties
  • Your child’s well being a priority at all times
  • A commitment to working together at any difficult times your child may have with a solution focussed approach

Joanna Loomes SENCo Rothwell Infants School

School telephone number 01536 710363 

Senco e-mail address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Northamptonshire Specialist Support Service offers advice and support to children, young people, families, carers and a range of educational establishments for children with a wide range of special educational needs and/or autism, aged 0-19 years.

Consultations can be made from anyone seeking advice for an individual child.  This is an opportunity to seek advice and support from an Autism and SEND Practitioner.  Consultations are usually for about an hour and are for parents and carers to attend without the child or young person.  Appointments are available between 9am and 5pm.  To request a consultation please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    It would be helpful to give the following details:-  Name, address and date of birth of the child or young person and a brief background and what you hope would be the outcome of the consultation.  You will then be contacted with dates available.

Northamptonshire Specialist Support Services also offers a number of courses and workshops for parents.  These can be viewed here -

Children and families requiring more in depth individual support can then be referred to Northamptonshire Specialist Support Service by school or themselves using the link above. Please speak to Miss Loomes if you feel that this is something that would help you.


The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to find out more easily the services that are available in their area and how to access them.  The Local Offer includes provision from birth to 25 across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector.  To access the Local Offer website please use the followign link -

to see that we can offer children with special educational needs please view our Core Offer to the right of this page.  In addition, you will find our Inclusion Policy and SEN Information Report to the right of this page.  We hope that you find these documents helpful.

Our school dog, Ruby, comes into school once per week and spends time in each classroom.  She supports children that are feeling anxious, children that are finding it difficult to engage in class and children with SEND. She has a huge impact on pupil wellbeing.  Children's comments include 'she helps all of us to feel happy when we stroke her', 'we have lots of fun playing with her', 'she's helped me to not be scared of dogs', 'she's cute and makes me smile' and 'she helps me to calm down'. When Ruby is not here we have six cuddly Ruby toys to keep us company instead.

Every morning, we provide Sensory Circuits for children with SEND, children who need support with concentration and children with sensory processing difficulties. The children enjoy these sessions and their comments include that 'Sensory Circuits help me to calm down', 'they help me to wake up in the morning', 'sensory cicuits help me to get stronger' and 'they help me with my work'. The teachers have found that Sensory Circuits help the children to concentrate and come to class ready to learn.

Every term we meet and discuss different areas of SEND.  The meetings give parents the opportunity to get involved in what the school is doing to support their children.