Shatterlocks Infant and Nursery School is a fully inclusive school. We provide an environment where all pupils can fully access a broad, balanced and creative curriculum and fully participate in all the activities of the school, irrespective of ability, disability, race, gender, ethnicity or social origin.

As a school, we can access a range of services and professional support through the LIFT process. (LIFT – Local Inclusion Forum Team) Please see the SEN report for parents for further information.

Kent also provides a range of services available which is called the local offer, these services are available by accessing the Kent Website. Kent’s local offer is all about making it easier for parents and carers to find out about services available to 0-25-year-olds with SEND.

For more information, please explore the links below or contact our Senco through the main office.

Inclusion Team

Miss O'Dell
Miss O Dell
Mrs Buckingham-Dudley
Assistant Headteacher / SENCO
Mrs L Buckingham Dudley
Mrs Swaffer
Pupil and Parent Support
Mrs M Swaffer

Shatterlocks School SEND policies and information:

Shatterlocks SEND and Inclusion Policy 2023Shatterlocks Accessibility Information 2023Shatterlocks SEND Information Report 2023

Mainstream Core Standards

Provision that the local area expects to be made available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities attending mainstream schools

Mainstream Core Standards 

Useful Links and Documents

Autism - The National Autistic Society

Dyslexia - The British Dyslexia Association

Kent’s Local Offer - SEND support from Kent

Portage for Parents - SEN Early Years Support

Sensory Play Ideas

SEN code of Practice

Parent's Guide to Early Help

Parent's Guide to LIFT

Early Years - chat, play, read, everyday adventures for you and your child

Early talk boost - Support for 3 and 4 year olds with delayed language

Tiny Happy People - activities to develop language skills

NHS Children's Therapies, The Pod - advice from speech and language

Afasic - Website to support Speech, Language and Communication Needs.


Dyslexia is general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.

For further information please use the link below to find out more...

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not typically assessed until children are at least 7 or even 8 years old.

If you are worried that your child may be dyslexic you can take a short test to see the likeliness. 

Please speak to Mrs Buckingham-Dudley if you would like additional advice or an a more in depth assessment which is capable of identifying the chances of dyslexia. This is not a diagnosis tool it does show the possibility of dyslexia. 

Dyslexia Pre-screener Test 5-7 years - Nessy Learning


The Autism Apprentice offer expert guidance and support to families caring for young autistic people (with or without a diagnosis)

Autism Apprentice Flyer

Supporting Children with (Parent Guide)



Attachment Disorder

Attention and Listening Difficulties


Colour Vision Deficiency



Dysfluency Stammering




Emotionally Based School Avoidance


Global Developmental Delay



Hypermobility Syndrome

Selective Mutism

Sensory or Auditory Processing Disorder

Social Anxiety

Spina Bifida

Working Memory Difficulties

What does it mean - SEN support for Parents


Teaching Assistants

Speech and Language Therapy



Educational Psychology

Sensory Room