Normanton Altofts Junior School

SEND and Inclusion Introduction

In our school we are committed to enabling each child to achieve his or her full potential regardless of race, creed, gender or ability. We are an inclusive school that strives to make equality of opportunity a reality for  our children.

We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community.


Key Contacts 



Mrs Sheard



Tel: 01924 899449


SEN Link Governor:

​Mrs Andrea Wright

c/o Altofts Junior School



Tel: 01924 899449

SEND Admissions


For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the Wakefield   School Admissions Website

If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

The full range of local support available for children / young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the Wakefield Council Local Offer


Further Support


Wakefield Parent Carer Forum is an independent parent carer forum who work with families of children with special educational needs and/or disability, aged 0-25 years old, living in the Wakefield area.

Join them for a Cuppa & Chat

Sunday Evenings 7pm  

Wakefield Parent Carer Forum

Email – to request an invitation to join them



Family Action

Wakefield Early Support, Advice, Information and Liaison (WESAIL) service provides a free, confidential and impartial support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their parents and carers.

WESAIL provide information, advice, support and signposting according to need by either by telephone or where needed on an individual or targeted basis or through events and workshops. We aim to provide easy-to-understand information to raise awareness of the options available to those using our service, and support people in making informed decisions about these options.



Family Action




CAMHS stands for child and adolescent mental health services. They are the NHS service that offers support and treatment for children and young people, aged up to 18 years old, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.





Hidden Disabilities

A discreet way to make the invisible visible

Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. 


Hidden Disabilities



The Witherslack Group

The Witherslack Group pride themselves on their unwavering commitment to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs, as well as professionals working within the SEN sector. Our webinars will allow you to stay connected, inspired and informed wherever you are in the world!

The Witherslack Group Webinars



(IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice


IPSEA offers independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


(IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice