Inclusion and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at

North West London Jewish Day School

Welcome to our Inclusion and SEND (special educational needs & disabilities) page.
Please also see our Mental Health and Wellbeing page which links to Inclusion/SEND

To understand our aims and vision, please continue to read below, and scroll down to the Rainbow Stars to open links and pages for further information.

Inclusion and SEND at NWLJDS

What is a Special Educational Need/Disability (SEND)?

NWLJDS is committed to the inclusion of all children including those with SEND. A child has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for additional educational support and provision to be made for them. Typically, children with SEND have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age.

SEND can be categorised into 4 areas:

  • cognition and learning
  • communication and interaction
  • social and emotional mental health,
  • sensory and/or physical needs.

We carefully monitor children’s progress and discuss any concerns together with class teachers and parents to identify needs and to discuss support that can be organised. At NWLJDS, we welcome all children and foster an ethos which celebrates children’s differences and the talents of all. We believe each child is an individual, is unique and has something special to offer our school community.

We celebrate the achievements of all pupils and we celebrate neurodiversity (the idea that it is normal and acceptable for people to have brains that function differently from one another). At NWLJDS we challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. We recognise that there are “Minds of All Kinds” and we want children and the wider community to understand, value and celebrate the talents of neuro-diverse minds.

At NWLJDS, we are all responsible for SEND/Inclusion. The school is led by our Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs): Mrs Madeleine Bendell and Mrs Danielle Stone who work with all staff, parents, pupils and outside agencies to ensure children with SEND have the appropriate provision, to make progress in their learning, and strive to have a fulfilling and enjoyable school experience.

They can be contacted at:

Click on the icons below for more information about Inclusion and SEND at NWLJDS:

Inclusion and SEND – Meet the Team

Important Information and Policies

Useful Resources

NWLJDS is proud to be an ADHD Friendly School (in collaboration with The ADHD Foundation – The Neurodiversity Charity)

                                            NWLJDS is proud to have received the SEND Inclusion Award