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At Thomas Hall we believe that all children should develop their individual potential.  However, we also recognise that some students may experience difficulties on their journey.  We work together with parents/carers and family members to ensure that each child is viewed holistically in order to best meet their needs.  We also work with a range of agencies such as the speech and language service and educational psychology service to best support our students. 

What are Special Educational Needs?

Special Educational Needs or SEN means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age and that they may need extra help at school to achieve their full potential.  This could be for a number of reasons, and we will support these needs in a variety of ways.

What is a Disability?

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. At Thoms Hall, we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to provide the correct support.

What to do if you have a concern about your child?

If your child is already at our school, you can contact your child’s class teacher or tutor who can liaise with our team.  You can also contact us directly.

Mrs Helen Towler-Williams 
Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and SEND

Beth Drew
Assistant SENDCo


Mr Joe Medland
SEN Co-Ordinator

Parental Support

If you need extra support as parents of SEND children, please click the link to Devon Information, Advice and Support

More information can be found by following the links below

Devon Local Authority Local Offer can be accessed here

For more information on the new SEN Code of Practice please click here

Please see the DfE publication “Special Educational Needs and Disability a Guide for Parents and Carers, August 2014

The NASEN website also has many useful publications


SEND Policies & Documents

Below are our SEN specific reports

  • Special Educational Needs Policy
  • SEND Information Report
  • Accessibility Plan


Contact Us

Thomas Hall, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter EX4 5AD

T: 01392 757371