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Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Laura Francis

She can be contacted on 01794 512702.

Our governor with responsibility for SEN is Mrs Jo Topley


Cupernham Junior School's SEN information report can be accessed following the link below. It provides detailed information about how the school's provision for children, who require Special Educational Needs support, is organised and deployed.

SEND Information Report Sept 2021


"Very effective systems are in place to help disadvantaged pupils and those who find learning difficult to make the best progress they can. " OFSTED 2014

Paired Reading is an ideal way of improving reading fluency skills among children. Paired reading simply means an adult - preferably a parent or relative - reading with a child for 10 minutes every day.  The strategy involves reading aloud with your child until they are reading confidently. They will then give you an agreed signal to stop reading so they can carry on, on their own.

It is an ideal way of helping your child to become an independent reader. It works on building up the positives and successes rather than concentrating on mistakes.

 Parents who have undertaken Paired Reading report that not only does the child's reading improve but that child's self-esteem has improved, and generally the child is more co-operative at home also. Please see below a video showing paired reading as well as a guide for parents.

Paired Reading

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