William Shrewsbury Primary School

William Shrewsbury SEND

Welcome to the William Shrewsbury Primary
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities area

Special Education Needs and Disabilities

As our school Inclusion Policy explains, our aim is to raise the aspirations, expectations and progress leading to achievement for all pupils with SEN or a disability. This is the responsibility of every member of our school staff but we have a passionate school inclusion team, consisting of Mrs Heidi Elsmore, Mrs Louise Salt, Mrs Sue Salt, a team of SEND Teaching Assistants who specifically support those children with SEND in the classroom, Mrs Hammond who supports children with Emotional Regulation using the Zones of Regulation and Mrs Shelley Cartwright who supports children with their speech and language. Mrs Sue Salt, Mrs Watts and Mrs Elsmore  also offer emotional support for children who may be experiencing some difficulties. 

We all work very closely with families and offer support and advice.

If you would like further information or to access some support, please contact Mrs Elsmore (SEND) or Mrs Sue Salt (emotional support HOPE mentor) via the school office.

Please see our interactive ‘School Information Report’ for answers to the frequently asked questions around support and accessibility for those with special educational needs or disabilities.

SEND and Inclusion PolicyWSPS School Information Report



Meet the Inclusion Team

At William Shrewsbury we are very proud of our Inclusion Team.
Our Inclusion Team work together to best meet the learning and emotional needs of all our children. Here we are...


Support for the ‘Four Broad Areas of Need’

Please find some useful resources and website links below for your information.  Click on the links to visit the website.

Summary of the Four Broad Areas of Need


Cognition and Learning (C&L)

The British Dyslexia Foundation       https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

The Dyscalculia Association               http://www.dyscalculiaassociation.uk/

Dyslexia Foundation                           http://www.dyslexia-help.org/

Improve your child's memory skills  www.learninggamesforkids.com/memory_games.html

Communication and Interaction (C&I)

Speech and Language Support:  Stoke Speaks Out     https://www.stokespeaks.org/

The National Autistic Society       https://www.autism.org.uk/

CYPT Autism         https://www.mpft.nhs.uk/services/children-and-young-people-autism-service

Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)


Young Minds            https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

ADHD Foundation       https://adhdfoundation.org.uk/

Physical Development (PD) / Sensory

Dyspraxia Foundation         


Children’s Choice Therapy Service (Occupational and Sensory Integration)


Occupational Therapy


Support for Families with children who have SEND

SENDIASS Staffordshire Family Partnership:


email: sfps@staffordshire.gov.uk

01785 356921


The County of Staffordshire have a website with their Local Offer for SEND.

Staffordshire Local Offer:






Alone we can do so little.
Together we can do so much.