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Hello, I am the Special Educational Needs Leader at Brockwell Junior School. I champion the area to ensure all children are happy, well supported and achieve to the best of their ability, especially those with special, individual needs. I work with a fantastic, dedicated team of support staff who understand our shared goals. You can contact me after school most days or contact me at a mutually convenient time through the school office 01246 278542.

All Derbyshire Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

At Brockwell, we strive to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible. The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

Many staff are experienced in supporting children and delivering interventions in the school day. These include programmes for Specific Learning Difficulties, Read Write Inc phonic intervention, ‘Same Day’ Maths intervention, ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support) and Nurture Support.

SEND Policy

Click below to read the Brockwell Junior Report. 

SEND Information Report and here to read our School Offer

Click here for Derbyshire Local Offer – Information for young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, and their families.

Please find our Accessibility Plan below:

Accessibility Plan

  • Contact us


    Queries to Paula Knowles or Julie Murcott at Brockwell Junior School
    Purbeck Avenue
    Chesterfield,S40 4NP

    Tel: 01246 278542
    Fax: 01246 278542


  • A Warm Welcome

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    Excellent schooling isn’t just about our high professional standards and academic achievement. It’s also about enjoying learning and looking forward to the school day ahead. Children come first at Brockwell. Working together with parents as our partners, we aim to meet the needs of all children. Our success is built on a climate of positive discipline and respect, whereby the well-being of each child is at the heart of everything the school achieves.

    I extend a warm welcome and invite you to visit us. Come and experience the caring, fantastic atmosphere in our school and see that smiles, warmth and a love of learning are the norm and not the exception.

    I hope the information in our brochure and on our website is useful. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

    Best wishes,

    Catherine Holmes