enquiries@rivelin.sheffield.sch.uk0114 234 1304


SEND Coordinator

Mrs Sheenagh Middleton 

SEND Governor

Mrs Judy Kelso

Rivelin SEND Vision

'At Rivelin we value all Children equally whatever the difference in their abilities or behaviours and believe that children should be at the heart of everything. We aim to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for children to make good progress 

Children should enjoy reaching their goals and have this achievement celebrated. As the children grow and develop they will become more independent, confident in their learning and ready for the next stage in their life.'

On this page we aim to provide as much information as we can regarding SEN and how we work within our School, however if you require any further information, please visit the Sheffield Directory by clicking here.

I have a question about Special Educational Needs

We aim to offer you as much information on this page as possible regarding SEN and what it means, as we understand sometimes it can be difficult to know when to seek help. Therefore below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding different types of Special Needs and what they mean for your child, along with useful documents on practical ways to help them at home. 

We always encourage parents and carers to talk to the School if they have any questions or simply need some advice regarding their child, as we can then put strategies in place to help during time at School and home.

Does my child have a Special Educational Need or a Disability?

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. A physical or mental impairment includes: 

  • Learning difficulties - including moderate to severe difficulties with areas of the curriculum.
  • Medical conditions, including epilepsy, diabetes, more severe forms of asthma and eczema.
  • Specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Speech, language and communication impairments

If the impairment has a substantial and long-term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities it may amount to a disability. A young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

(a) Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same

(b) Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a
kind generally provided for others of the same age in a mainstream school.
There are four categories of SEND. Your child's needs may fall into any one of the categories or they may have difficulties across a number of the categories.

The 4 Categories of SEND

Cognition & Learning Difficilties

ABC missing letterAt Home With Maths
At Home With SpellingBond Maths Puzzles
Build a SentenceColourful Semantics
Common Exception WordsEHCP Home learning Opportunities Cognition and Learning
Telling the TimeMaths Home Learning Weblinks 
English Home Learning WeblinksGeneral Home Learning Weblinks

  Communications and Interaction Needs

Different Ways of Following DirectionsMystery Picture Hunt
Snowman ActivitySuggested Speech and Language Apps
Unclear SpeechUseful Websites and Resources
Home Learning Weblinks  

Sensory & Physical Needs

Age by Age Suggested Chores Around the HomeAt Home with Handwriting
At Home with HandwritingBrush Teeth Visuals
Colour SpaghettiCore Home Strengthening
Evening Routine VisualsFine Motor Activities for Home
Frozen PlaydoughMatch the Characteristics
Morning Routine VisualsFine Motor Skills Resources
Sensory and Phsyical Parent SupportSensory Circuits
Suitable ChoresThe Wiggle Jar 
Home Learning Weblinks 

Social, Emotional and Mental Needs

My I Can JournalPandemics and The Coronavirus
School Closure ToolkitSocial, Emotional and Mental health Parent Ddvice and Resources
Supporting Children with LD, ASD with COVID IsolationThrough My Window Art Therapy
Visual TimetableHome Learning Weblinks


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RivelinPrimary school

101 Morley St, Sheffield S6 2PL

School Office0114 234 1304