Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.


Inclusion Manager/SENCo - Mrs Denise Deane

Contact - 01622 842188 or

Sutton Valence Primary School is a fully inclusive school and all children are included regardless of their needs. Our committed, supportive and caring community work hard to ensure a whole school ethos of inclusion where:


  • All children are actively involved in all activities throughout the day.
  • Time out of the class away from peers is minimised.
  • Teaching strategies and resources are adapted to ensure equal accessibility to all.
  • Discrete adult support is given to promote independent learning, appropriate socialisation and to avoid learnt dependency.
  • Opportunities are continually explored for all children to grow in confidence, have a voice and shine.  

At Sutton Valence we know that all children learn in different ways so we use different teaching styles, resources and plan different levels of work, along with a range of other approaches. We call this Quality First Teaching.


Our SEND policy and Information document explains our inclusive practice in full.


The admission criteria ranking for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is as follows:

1.  Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care
2. Children with Education Health Care Plan 
3.  Current family association (sibling)
4.  Health, Social and Special Access reasons
5.  Distance


You can find KCC's SEND strategy by clicking the link below. The aim of this strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all children in Kent and young people with special education needs and those who are disabled.


Please see the link below for the following document - Kent's Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2021-2024 



Further to Mrs George's blog request below, please find below a link to the Coronavirus book for children that Mrs George refers to in her blog.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children - illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler


Resources for pupils from DfEE re hand washing and respiratory hygiene

Posted: Apr 29, 2020 by: Angela George (ageorge) on: Mrs George's Blog

Good morning everyone

I thought I would share some resources that are on the DfEE website about hand washing and respiratory care. The information and resources may just help your child understand a little more about why we have to follow the routines we are doing with regard to hand washing.

The DFEE states: "e-Bug is a project led by Public Health England.  It has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene".

You can access them at


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The Contented Child - evening webinars via Zoom

The Contented Child has made some changes during this period of Covid-19 outbreak. They are offering a range of webinars at 8pm-10pm in the evening which will hopefully be after young children have been tucked up in bed. Webinars will be hosted on Zoom and full details will be sent when you book. For more details, contact

9th April - Managing Challenging and Violent Behaviour at Home

14th April - Autism and Girls: The Hidden Gender

16th April - ADHD Awareness

21st April - Misunderstood Defiance: Understanding and Supporting PDA/ODD


Autism Support during school closure as a result of Covid-19 outbreak

01/04/2020 - Good morning, I hope you are all well and if possible can enjoy today's sunshine.

Below are some support resources and information for families who have family members with autism. The resources include a social story which can be printed off and used to explain coronavirus.

I hope you find this helpful!

Supporting through Uncertain Times (Autism)

Sensory Processing Exercise Ideas

Social Story


Further Support Resources (for pupils with or without SEN)

Here are some fun resources to help you get through some tough times, and for those parents and carers with teenagers there is an article with tips to support you in helping them if and/or when they are feeling particularly anxious.

Simon Says - Fitness Disguised as Fun

Teen Anxiety Tips re Covid-19