GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

Inclusion is at the heart of our school, where all children can reach their potential in a caring and supportive environment.  We celebrate that all children are different and unique.  

We make every effort to narrow the gap between vulnerable learners and their peers by engaging in a range of strategies that issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. All teachers are teachers of SEND and with this in mind, children with special educational needs are catered for within their own class. Where it is deemed appropriate and useful, children may be withdrawn for short periods to work with an adult, individually or in a small group.

We are a research and evidence-based school, and everything in our curriculum is deliberately chosen to ensure inclusive practise is at the heart of our offer.  Every child has an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of school life. We value the abilities and achievements of all pupils and are committed to providing, for each pupil, the best possible environment for learning. We want to empower children to become successful later in life and to give them the necessary skills, knowledge and mindset to achieve highly.

We fully comply with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014). At Forge Wood, we recognise that the quality of teaching within the classroom has the greatest influence over children’s progress. We therefore invest in training, resources and monitoring to ensure our classrooms are an inclusive place for all children.  This is known as our Universal Offer providing Quality First Teaching for all pupils in an inclusive classroom level.

We aim to ensure that each child is fully included in all aspects of school life and make reasonable adjustments to meet their needs. 

We aim to:

  • ensure that the language and learning needs of individual pupils are clearly identified and provided for.
  • enable pupils to gain full access to an ambitious curriculum and develop strategies to overcome any obstacles that might prevent pupils from achieving their full potential.
  • ensure all children have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of school life.
  • ensure early identification of a child’s special needs.
  • work in collaboration with parents and keep them informed of their child’s progress and achievement and as part of the target setting process.
  • give children a voice and encourage them to be as independent as possible.


We achieve this by:

  • using a year group language screener in reception and for new entrants.
  • using a universal pedagogical approach rooted in Cognitive Load Theory.
  • assessing each child’s needs to plan and set targets for the individual.
  • depending on the individual needs of pupils, providing curriculum support in class, additional support in small group and targeted and specialist strategies as appropriate for language development and enrichment.
  • warmly welcoming parents to half termly parent carer forums and to be an integral part of planning and evaluating targets in their individual support plans (ISPs).
  • effectively using scaffolds, use of visuals and ICT.
  • supporting children to understand and regulate their emotions using the Zones of Regulation.
  • having a low arousal classroom so children can effectively focus on the learning.
  • having a child centred approach where the child's voice is listened to and acted upon.
  • supporting children to develop a growth mindset.  


We hope that the following documents will provide you with an outline of the additional support available at Forge Wood Primary. If you would like further information or have any questions with regards to SEN provision please contact Mrs K Knab (SENCo and Inclusion Leader) or the school office: 

01293 850651

Local authorities are required to publish a ‘local offer’ which is intended to provide information about provision available to children with special educational needs in the local area.  

Please read the documents below to find out about how we support children with Special Educational Needs at Forge Wood Primary School. Hard copies of inclusion documents are available from the school office upon request. 

Click here to find out more about West Sussex's SEND local offer.

Please also find a list of some additional websites which provide further guidance and support.

Useful websites:



Knab kathryn
Mrs K Knab

01293 850651




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Whole School Provision Map 06th Feb 2024 Download
Parent Carer Forum Slides 06th Feb 2024 Download
Forge Wood Accessibility policy & Action... 19th Jan 2024 Download
West Sussex SEND Parent Involvement Poli... 19th Jan 2024 Download
Forge Wood Primary School SEN Policy 202... 05th Jan 2024 Download
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Local Offer 12th Oct 2023 Download
SENDIAS Factsheet 12th Oct 2023 Download
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