Federation of Earlswood Schools

A Place to Learn Together

We offer Nursery Provision to Year 6


At the Federation of Earlswood Schools, all pupils are welcome and valued regardless of their starting points.  The term 'Special Educational Needs' refers to children who experience barriers to learning under the categories of Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health; Sensory and Physical; Communication and Interaction.


The schools have a dedicated, non-class based SEND team who ensure that the needs of these pupils are being met through high quality teaching in the classroom, additional intervention and specialist support.  They work closely with Surrey County Council and the NHS to access support from link Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Educational Psychologists and more.


Jane Burgess is the Junior SEND Leader.  She has a wealth of experience, including having previously worked in a specialist setting, and has been at the school for a number of years.  Jane works three days per week, with her role now focused on ensuring that pupils with high need obtain the support and funding they require.  Also at the Juniors is Elaine Crawford, an experienced former teacher and leader, who liaises closely with outside agencies and monitors the provision in the classrooms for pupils with SEND.  Elaine works the equivalent of two days per week across several days.  Joanna Jackson is the Infant SEND Leader who has joined the school more recently, having previously worked in a range of class based and leadership roles.  Joanna is responsible for the early identification of need in our younger pupils.  She works five days per week, spending time on both sites, to fulfil her role of managing Special Needs Support Assistants and the provision they deliver for pupils with Education Health and Care Plans.  She is also the Children’s Mental Health Lead.


Our aim is to ensure that all pupils, including those with SEND, achieve their dreams and aspirations and we go over and above to ensure that they can access all aspects of the curriculum to give them the best possible start in life.

Jane Burgess

SEND Leader

Joanna Jackson 

SEND Leader

Elaine Crawford

SEND Assistant


At the Federation of Earlswood Schools we are supported by Surrey County Council to ensure that all pupils are able to progress well and meet their full potential. This support enables us to be as inclusive as possible and to aim to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs  and /or disabilities in a mainstream setting.


Please read our School Based Local Offer (answers to SEND 14 questions) and gain further detailed information about provision available for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or disabilities at The Federation of Earlswood Schools.