SEND at Hob Hill

As an inclusive and caring church school, Hob Hill is able to offer a range of support for pupils with various SEND.  Details of the 'school offer' for children with special educational needs and disabilities can be found by following the link below.  

This document provides parents with information about how we aim to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities. This includes detailed information about the arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo), Mrs Sally Ncube, through the school office.

SEND Information Report (Local Offer)


Further information about our systems and procedures for supporting pupils with SEND can be found in the SEND & Inclusion Policy:

SEND & Inclusion Policy


Further information about SEND support in Staffordshire can be found on the Staffordshire Connects website.


Our SEND Provisions include:

  • Fischer Family Trust (FFT) Reading 
  • WellComm
  • Nessy
  • Success@Arithmetic
  • 1stClass@Number 1 & 2
  • Dyslexia Centre Outreach
  • Speech and Language
  • Positive Play
  • Play Therapy
  • Framework for Intervention (F4i)

You can find further information about some of these provisions below.



The WellComm Toolkit is a complete speech and language toolkit used by our Foundation Stage staff. With 1 in 10 children under 5 years of age experiencing some degree of difficulty in learning language and communication skills, early identification is crucial.  Therefore, all pupils are screened using the WellComm Toolkit on entry to Nursery (or Reception).

Any children found to be encountering language development difficulties will be supported using some of over 150 bespoke intervention activities designed to meet individual needs as identified through the screening process. The activities are designed to be fun, engaging and appropriate for use with both individual children and groups across the entire age range. They also provide a helpful guide for parents to support their child’s development at home.

In some cases, the screener may indicate that a referral needs to be made for support from Speech & Language Therapy.  This will be discussed with parents.


Fischer Family Trust Reading

FFT Reading is an early intervention for children in Year 1 who have difficulties learning to read and write.  It is aimed at children who are unable to access group reading at the expected level, but who do not have the depth of need that would require the support of a Reading Recovery programme.

The aim with FFT Reading is to accelerate learning so that each child makes enough progress in reading and writing in order to access a group intervention and/or continue to progress through whole class/group teaching. 

The programme:

  • Designed for TAs working one-to-one with a Year 1 child
  • Targets children who do not have the skills to access group programmes
  • 15-20 minutes daily for 10-20 weeks
  • A 2-day rolling programme (reading one day, writing the next)
  • Delivered by an experienced Teaching Assistant who has attended the 3-day training