The Windmills Junior School

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Special Educational Needs and Disability Information


At The Windmills Junior School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school.


On this page you can find information on our Local Offer and other information on SEND at The Windmills Junior School.   

Please read our SEND policy here and our SEN Information Report here.

There is also a link to West Sussex's Local Offer - which contains information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities.

You can find our Accessibility Plan here.

Scroll down the page to 'Emotional well-being and mental health' to find a range of documents for parents, carers and children

Welcome to our SEND page


My name is Helen Wright and I'm the Inclusion Manager at The Windmills.  I hope you find this page helpful in explaining how children with SEND are supported in the school and giving you signposts to outside organisations who can help you support your children.   If you have any questions regarding special needs, please me contact me through the school office telephone (01273 842421) or email (



In school we are supported by a team of fantastic Teaching Assistants, our Learning Mentor, Mrs Karen Drew and our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA), Mrs Dyson.   In addition we receive external support from the following people/agencies:

  • Family Link Worker
  • School Nurse     
  • Social Communications Team
  • Educational Psychologist             

Autism Acceptance Week

Before Easter we celebrated Autism Acceptance week in school. As part of this week, we invited our wonderful Autism Ambassadors who meet weekly to share with the school what being autistic means to them. We are so proud of them and we wanted to share this video with our whole school community: All about me group video.MOV


Bronze Autism Aware Award

We are delighted to have been awarded a Bronze Autism Aware Award for the support we provide our young autistic learners and how much they have taught us and their peers. Some of our wonderful staff, children and parents attended the award ceremony which was a brilliant success with our children speaking about their time in the ‘All About Me Group’ and building new relationships with their peers. We were very proud of them; not only with how they spoke to a big group of adults, but with the exemplary behaviour they exhibited throughout the afternoon. 

Information and courses for parents

Here is our SEND parent involvement policy.


The Windmills is a member of the Meeds SEND Alliance - a partnership between agencies that support children and young people with SEND living in the Hassocks and Burgess Hill locality.  They run a range of courses designed to help parents support their children's needs.  Through the Alliance there is also a Parent/Carer Forum offering advice on a range of subjects from professional and other parents.

Below are some links to various support agencies, apps, teaching resources etc, which we hope you will find useful - including Reaching Families who regularly offer workshops for parents on topics such as sleep difficulties, social stories, challenging and run a support group for families called Umbrellas - full details by clicking the links.