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 Diary Dates 


16th - Walk For Syria

16th - Friends Band Night

20th - Sport Relief Inter Sport Competition

22nd - Thirsk School Year 5 Enrichment Day

22nd - Friends Film Night

23rd - Shakespearean Recital in Celebration Assembly 2.45pm

26/27th - Parent Structured Conversations

29th - Easter Service at Leake Church 1.00pm

School Closes at 2pm



16th - Staff Training Day

17th - School Re-opens



10/11th - Y3 Osmotherley Residential

14th - SATS Week

25th - Sports Day



14th - New Starters Evening

21/22nd - Y4/5 Happy Fest Residential

27/28/29th - Y6 London Residential

29th - Buddy Picnic



2nd - Transition Week

5th - BBQ & Summer Fair

10/11th - Parent Structured Conversations

17/18th - Y6 Production 2.00pm & 6.00pm

19th - Deer Shed KS2

20th - Leavers Assembly 1.00pm

School Closes 2.00pm






Special Education Needs and Disability - SEND

Local Offer

Please see the Local Offer for really useful information, advice, video's and contact details. 

All North Yorkshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND.) They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, whatever their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. The Local Authority has published its Local Offer for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND) and all those who support children with additional needs. 


External links

The government’s SEND Code of Practice and a related guide for parents have more information about the topics outlined in this leaflet:

The world of Special Educational Needs is full of jargon! Please find below our attempt to explain some of the acronyms you may come across. Acronym/ Abbreviation Meaning

  • SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • NYCC North Yorkshire County Council
  • TA Teaching Assistant
  • EMS Enhanced Mainstream School Based across the county to support schools in a variety of ways
  • EP Educational Psychologist
  • CAN-Do Comprehensive Assessment of Needs document – resource allocation system to be completed as part of an assessment request
  • SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties C+I Communication and Interaction
  • SEMH Social and Emotional Mental Health (formerly Emotional and Behaviour) SENDIASS Special
  • Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Services (formerly Parent Partnership Services) EHCP Education Health and Care Plan (being transferred from Statement of Special Educational Needs)
  • EHCAR Education Health and Care Plan Assessment Request
  • DCD Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • FASD Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • POSCH Parents of Special Children – a charity/support group for parents and carers of children with SEN (
  • NYPACT The parent and carer forum for North Yorkshire
  • ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistant SSA Specialist Services Autism (formerly ASCOSS)
  • IES Inclusive Education Service
  • SPA Single Point of Access (means of requesting additional support for children)
  • SALT Speech and Language Therapy
  • OT Occupational Therapist
  • CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • CDC Child Development Centre (based on Brompton Road, Northallerton)