Swing Gate Infant School and Nursery

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Swing Gate, we believe that everybody has an entitlement to personal, social and intellectual development and must be given an opportunity to achieve their potential in learning through a broad and balanced curriculum. We have high expectations for all our pupils in respect of their achievements, attitudes and well-being. Everybody is unique in terms of characteristics, interests, abilities, motivation and learning needs and we embrace these wide diversities

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Zandy Ayres - senco@swinggate.herts.sch.uk


The Local Authority has conducted a review of their services and has developed a new local offer. You can find out more here

They have also put together a  helpful introduction video to the local offer that is viewable here

You can access their ‘digital library’ full of all kinds of useful and fun materials to help support families of children with SEND. Also highlighted below are services that may be of interest to our families:

You can read our Accessibility Policy here.

DSPL (Delivering Special Provision Locally) 

As a member Hertfordshire school we are fortunate to be able to access services through DSPL (Delivering Special Provision Locally). This county-wide initiative, works to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25. Their aim is to secure a range of provision, support services and resources in each area that:

  • meets the needs of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 as close to home as possible
  • improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
  • widens choice for children and parents/carers
  • removes barriers to learning
  • uses resources effectively.

DSPL send regular updates on the courses they offer and support available for us to share with our families every 2 weeks. To find out more visit their website here.

Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2LJ

01442 863913