Holme Junior & Infant School

Here to Support You

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo): Mrs Guest


We recognise that at some point in your child’s education at Holme Junior & Infant School, they may require additional support to reach their potential. There may be additional needs in the area of Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health or Sensory and / or Physical.

Regardless of the need and the length of time for which support is required, Holme Junior & Infant School will endeavour to meet that need. If this support cannot be provided in school by our experienced, dedicated and highly-qualified staff, then we will seek to consult external specialists.

Holme Junior & Infant School belongs to the Holmfirth family of schools and works closely with them on all aspects of SEND. SENCos from the schools meet several times each year to share good practice and take part in professional development.

Mrs Rebecca Guest is the school’s Acting Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and if you have any questions about your child in relation to SEND, you would be welcome to contact her directly by telephoning (01484 687362) or e-mailing her directly: rebecca.guest@holmejischool.co.uk 


At Holme Junior and Infant School, we are dedicated to ensuring that all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), thrive in an environment that fosters adventure, creativity, independence, resilience, and respect.


  • Our aim is to integrate our core values into the support we provide for our SEND pupils, ensuring they have full access to a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to their unique needs.
  • We prioritise early identification and continuous monitoring of SEND students to ensure their progress and development.
  • Our goal is to prepare our students for a fulfilling, independent life, aligning with their aspirations and the collective support of the school community.



  • Consistent review and adaptation of our SEND policy, aligning it with our school's values and educational standards.
  • Proactive identification and support planning for SEND pupils, involving parents/carers in the process.
  • Staff training in inclusive and creative teaching methods to cater to diverse needs using adaptive teaching methods.
  • Collaborating with external experts to supplement our school's resources and provide specialised support.
  • Emphasising a school-wide culture of respect and resilience, where differences are celebrated and every student feels valued.
  • Embedding the Graduated Approach of Assess, Plan, Do, Review.



  • SEND pupils at Holme Junior and Infant School will feel secure, valued, and empowered in their educational journey.
  • They will demonstrate growth in their creative and independence skills, along with a strong sense of resilience and respect for their community.
  • Parents/carers will be actively engaged in the educational process, feeling supported and heard.
  • The school exemplifies a nurturing, inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated and every child's potential is recognised and fostered.


SEND Policies and Plans

 Holme J & I School 2023 SEND Information Report.pdfDownload
 Holme J & I School SEND Policy 2023-24.docDownload
 Holme School Accessibility Plan 2023-2026.pdfDownload
 Kirklees Local Offer Booklet.pdfDownload
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Chat and Craft Club


Mrs Guest runs a Chat and Craft club on a Monday lunchtime for children who might need to have a chat to their peers and a trusted adult about any worries they might have in a no pressure, calm and relaxed environment. Below are some photos of the artwork we have created since starting our club. 

SEND Report 


A child friendly version of our SEND report.