Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)



Debbie Peart - Inclusion Manager   Naomi Small - SENCo


A child has special education needs if he or she has a learning difficulty, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Haydonleigh Primary School is committed to inclusion, ensuring all pupils are given the support they need to fulfil their full potential. They should be equally valued and be fully included in aspects of school life. At Haydonleigh we are aware that children are all different and make progress at different rates. They have different ways in which they learn best. Our teachers take account of this in the way they organise their lessons and teach. Children making slower progress or having particular difficulties in one area may be given extra help or different lessons to help them succeed. We believe that working in partnership with you as parents or carers to support your child in whatever way we can will enable your child to achieve their potential.


Further information on what our school offers can be found here: 


Day to day support for all pupils is directed by the class teacher with additional support from Teaching Assistants. Any queries regarding a pupils learning should be directed to the class teacher in the first instance

Should you have any further queries please contact the school office via email office@haydonleighschool.co.uk 


For Swindon Borough Council's social care information and advice, please visit their website by clicking here. There are a variety of organisations outside of school, who can support families with children who have a range of disabilities and needs.


support for families

SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service) is a free independent confidential service working with all parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs as well as directly with the young people themselves. Key areas of support include:

  • EHCP process including transfer and new applications
  • Rights in relation to SEN and disability
  • How to get the best from meetings and understanding educational processes
  • Transitions between different stages of education.
  • Signposting to other relevant services

More information about what SENDIASS can provide can be found on their website. You can contact them directly by e-mailing them on fjames@swindon.gov.uk or by phone  01793 466515


The Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) provide a free, independent and accessible advocacy service in Swindon. Their service is available to children and adults with a learning disability or high functioning Autism and they provide a range of support for these children and their families. For example, a member of SAM can be there to support parents during review meetings within school. They provide other services which can be found on their website. 

They can be contacted directly:

Swindon Advocacy Movement

Sanford House

Sanford Street

Swindon SN1 1QH

Phone: 01793 542575/01793 542266

Fax: 01793 423124

Email: info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk 



Detailed below is a list of helpful links and information that we think might be of use to you if your child has any special educational needs. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.


The National ADD Information and Support Service

The Dyspraxia Foundation

National Autistic Society

Autism Independent UK

Aspergers Support

Tourette Syndrome (UK) Association

British Dyslexia Association

The British Epilepsy Association

Royal Institute for the Blind



Newsletters and flyers

Below are newsletters and flyers from SENAT and other outside agencies. They include regular updates and any up coming events they may have.

SENAT - SEND News Splash issue 35