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Special Education Needs

Special Educational Needs

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator  (SENCO) at Rufford Primary School is Mrs Erica Tilley.  Please, contact the school office if you wish to speak with her directly regarding any information in relation to SEN or disability.  You can also email:  


For more information on the policy Rufford follows for special educational needs students, please see below.

Consultation on the proposal to add a specialist base at Rufford Primary School

Children’s Directorate

Consultation Document

Consultation on: Consultation on the proposal to add a SEND Unit to Rufford Primary School, an academy primary school.

Summary:  Dudley Council has a statutory duty to provide each child in its area with an appropriate school place. There is an identified need within the Dudley area for places for children with Special Educational Needs with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

The Council is consulting on plans to provide an inclusive SEND Unit at Rufford Primary School, which will meet the needs of up to 12 young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Related Proposals: There are three more SEND Units proposed across the borough as well as one secondary resource provision at The Crestwood School.

Deadline: All responses must be received by 18th July 2023

Public Access: Consultations, plans and policies will be published as follows:

Rufford Primary School’s website:


Response to:             


SEND Unit Consultation Response

Invictus Education Trust

Enville Road




Or by email:


Your representations will be co-ordinated by this team and responses to those representations will be provided by the appropriate responsible officer for this consultation.


Include, but are not limited to:

− Pupils, parents and staff of Rufford Primary School

− Centre for Equality & Diversity

− Chairs of Governors of Dudley Schools

− Dudley Councillors

− Dudley Association of Governing Bodies

− Dudley Safeguarding Children Partnership Group (a sub-group of Dudley Safeguarding      People Partnership Board)

− Headteachers of Dudley Schools

− Neighbouring Local Authorities

− Roman Catholic Diocesan Schools Commission

− Worcester Diocesan Board of Education


All responses may be published.

Hardcopies of this consultation, along with large print versions and translations into other languages, are available on request to the above address (A maximum of 2 copies per request or individual).

Erica Tilley

Headteacher, Rufford Primary School

Please, see the document here for more information:

We will be holding a drop-in event at Rufford Primary on Thursday 6th July between 2:30pm and 3pm where you can come and ask individual questions.

Here is the letter that was sent to parents to accompany the consultation:

If you would like paper copies of this information, please just get in touch with the office on 01384 686717 or come into school and we will provide them for you.  

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