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Holgate Primary and Nursery

Holgate Primary and Nursery


Holgate is a mainstream Primary and Nursery school which welcomes all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We uphold an inclusive admissions policy which is built on a whole community approach to special needs where staff, governors, parents and support services work together as a team co-operating, collaborating, and coordinating in all that they do so that it produces the best possible education for all children.

At our school all staff and the Governing Body are highly committed to providing an aspirational and inclusive curriculum where all children are valued and are enabled to, achieve both academically and personally.

As a school, we work hard to ensure that all children are supported to be the best they can be and meet their full potential and that provision is made for those who require extra support. We strive to ensure that our children with SEND (diagnosed, suspected or vulnerable) are able to access every aspect of the curriculum due to effective quality first teaching. We operate under and meet the requirement of the Code of Practice and other relevant government legislation.

We provide a wide range of intervention and support, that addresses a child’s individual need; in the areas of social, emotional, communication and interaction, cognition and learning as well as behaviour.

We believe that working together with parents, agencies and staff, we can help children overcome any difficulties and flourish.

Our Inclusion Team:

Miss Ellie Baker is the school’s SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator)

Sally Harvey is the school’s Executive Inclusion Lead

You can contact our Inclusion Team either by telephoning the school office on:

01159 638649

Or by emailing:

SEND Policy 2021-2022

Local Offer

The Nottingham County Council Local Offer contains information about the support available to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. Information about services and activities for children and young people has all been brought together in one place.

SEND Local Offer overview with BSL - YouTube

Nottshelpyourself | SEND Local Offer

School Offer 

Each school has its own school specific extended local offer (attached below) which can be accessed by following the link below:

Holgate Primary and Nursery School | Notts Help Yourself

Behaviour Regulation Policy

At Holgate Primary School, we use Emotion’s Coaching as a way to support children in managing their emotions and behaviours.

Emotion Coaching - Bing video

Behaviour regulation and attitude to learning policy Sept 22


At Holgate Primary Primary School, we recognise that all children learn and develop differently and we know that most children will need a little additional help at some point during their time at school.

As part of the support we offer at Holgate Primary School, we regularly review how the children are doing alongside their class teachers, to see if any additional support may be needed (both academically and socially). We aim, as a school, to provide specifically targeted support to children who need it, through the delivery of a successful school wide intervention programme.

These include:


ELSA- Emotions Intervention



Draw and Talk- Emotions Intervention

Draw and Talk Lead


Lego Therapy- Social Skills Intervention

Lego Therapy Lead


Positive Play – Emotions and Social Skills Intervention

Positive Play Lead


Queen Bee’s and Wannabes- Social Skills Intervention


Language Link -Speech and Language Intervention

Attention Autism- Speech and Language Intervention


1st Class at number – Math’s Intervention

1st Class at Number KS1 Lead

1st Class at Number KS2 Lead


Phonics Interventions

Intervention Leaflets

Please take a look at a selection of our intervention leaflets below for more information.


Here are some great resources which may help at home. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you need further support.

Bedtime Routine Cards

I Am Autistic Card

Motor Skills Activity Cards

Strategies To Manage Behaviour At Home