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 Gartshore Speech and Language TA / Medical
Mrs Swaffer Pupil and Parent Support
Mrs M Swaffer

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

The Thrive approach is the early identification of emotional developmental need in children. When you address emotional developmental needs it builds a child’s resilience and supports children to engage in learning. The Thrive approach sets out the age-appropriate developmental tasks of children. This knowledge can be used to shape provision and make the best use of learning. This enhances their emotional and social skills, improves their emotional well-being and develops emotional literacy. Mrs Swaffer is our Thrive practitioner.


Inclusion Policy 2020

    SEN Report for Parents 2021

Accessibility Policy 2020

Addendum to the Accessibilty Policy July 2020


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