Dear Parents / Carers,

I am delighted to have recently started as SENCo at Tunstead Primary and begin to get to know your children in these difficult times of COVID and social distancing. I currently work at Tunstead Primary on a Monday morning, alongside three other SENCo roles at primary schools across the county. I gained the statutory National Award in SEN Coordination 10 years ago now and have thoroughly enjoyed supporting children, parents and teaching staff through a wide range of special needs provision during this period. I know these are extremely challenging and unprecedented times and if I can help you with any special needs question, please do not hesitate to contact me at for guidance.

I plan to update my page regularly, which will include links to valuable resources and websites which you can use to support the learning of your child, so please keep checking on my page! I aim up update the page every week during the current lockdown.

I look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure your child, and every child on the special needs register, has the support they deserve to succeed at Tunstead Primary.

Keep well and safe.
Darren Townsend


Dyslexia/Cognitive Difficulties

The Dyslexia Outreach Team has provided some valuable resources to support children with literacy and maths difficulties.

Please use the link: for support ideas.

The attached word documents I feel are particularly helpful.

Further Links

General Information

Norfolk Local Offer – information about SEND in Norfolk – Information to support parents locally – Information to support parents locally

Other Organisations – Information about Asthma – Information about Autism (this includes information about ADHD) – Information about Diabetes – Information about Dyslexia about-dyspraxia – Information about Dyspraxia – Information and support around wellbeing – Mental Health Information – Children’s sleep – Local, private assessment for dyslexia and dyspraxia