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.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's SEN provision, please make an appointment at the main office to speak to one of the Inclusion team.

Inclusion Team

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

 Inclusion Policy 2022

 SEN Report for Parents 2022

 Accessibility Information Report 2022


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 PracticeParent's Guide to Early Help

Parent's Guide to LIFT

     Parent Coffee Group leaflet 2022 - 2023

     Parent STLS CI CL Clinic Flyer 2022 2023

     SEMH Parent Clinic Flyer 2022 2023


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