Special Educational Needs & Disability


 S Fitzgerald  Mrs Sarah Fitzgerald. SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)

Cove School is a mainstream secondary school for children aged 11-16 with a specialist resourced provision for children with a hearing impairment. The resourced provision is led by a fully qualified Teacher of the Deaf, and overseen by the SENCO

Our vision for SEN at Cove School is to give equal opportunities to learn and succeed for all children regardless of need or ability. Inclusion, is the process of removing barriers to participation and learning so that everyone benefits fully from educational opportunities.

Inclusion respects, welcomes and celebrates diversity.

We believe that all children should be valued equally regardless of their abilities, background, circumstances or behaviour. (see also ‘Cove School; Single Equality Statement’ and ‘Cove School Our Commitment to Inclusion’, copies of which can be provided on request)

SEN at Cove in a Nutshell

Below are our SEN breakdowns for the current academic year.  These statistics help us as a school to ensure we are training our staff effectively and supporting all students with their specific areas of need.

SEN Support



Click here and select the 'Special Educational Needs' tab to view the SEND staff

You can download the detailed SEN Policy at the bottom of this page

Commonly Asked Questions ......

Contact details of support services for parents/carers of pupils with SEN 


Parents/Carers who require support services can contact Hampshire SENDIASS. The aim of this service is to enable parents/cares to make well-informed decisions in the best interest of their child. 


Hampshire SENDIASS Offer

  •  A confidential helpline service 
  • A website where parents/carers can view information about the service 
  • A range of resources relating to educational issues 
  • 1:1 support by telephone, email or face to face

Hampshire SENDIASS leaflet

You can contact in different ways


Phone 0808 164 5504




 If it is difficult for you to contact Hampshire SENDIASS you can give permission for someone else to contact them on your behalf. 

The Local Authority Local Offer 


Our contribution to the local offer is: available on our school website via our SEN information report and SEN policy.


Our local authority’s local offer is published here:


Page Downloads Date  
Special Educational Needs Policy 01st Nov 2021 Download
Cove School - SEN Information Report 201... 26th Nov 2019 Download