Any child may, from time to time, require additional support at school to achieve their potential. For some children with complex learning needs this support may be ongoing; whilst a targeted short intervention may address a learning gap for other children and be all the support they need. All children are continually assessed as part of our best practice policy and their progress carefully tracked. If your child has been identified with SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities), we will place them on the SEN register and our  Inclusion Manager will become involved to offer specific assessments, individualised approaches to learning, or support to the Teaching staff in the classroom.  All parents will be informed and included in the process of identifying a child’s needs. Details of how we approach SEND and the answers to most frequently asked questions are included in the SEND Information Report under the Inclusion Crayon.

Details of parent presentations organised and delivered by school on SEND and additional information links are included below. Please feel free to suggest other resources that can be posted here and help us to support each other.


The Balanced System Scheme for Schools

The school is hoping to improve outcomes for the children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs by working with the Burgoyne Heights pre-school. To achieve the aims of the new SEND code of practice 0-25 we need to take a more direct role in the commissioning of services for SEN. To this end we will be taking part in the Balanced System Scheme for Schools and working with a mentor from the Better Communication CIC Scheme for Schools team.

The aim of this initiative is to improve outcomes for SLCN. The Scheme for Schools provides over arching support across the five strands:

  • Family Support – information and skills to support
  • Environments – Audited and adapted to enhance participation
  • Workforce – Specialist knowledge and skills to build capacity
  • Identification – Efficient and offers pre-referral advice
  • Intervention – Appropriate and timely

Parents who wish to share their experiences of school support are invaluable in this project. Come talk to us and let us know how we can help you and your children better. Look out for coffee mornings and events throughout terms 1 and 2.


A presentation for parents 16th September 2014

Inclusion Policy

The most recent Inclusion policy is included below. This has been drawn up in consultation with staff and governors and advice from a small number of parents. At Guston School we would like all policy regarding children with SEND to be dynamic and move to fit the families in our school community. If you are interested in joining a parent forum for SEND, please contact the office or Mrs Tracey Tee.

Additional Information

Since January 2015 the new SEND  code of Practice: 0 to 25 years has been in place, links to the full document and the parental guidance are below:

SEND New Code of Practice

Parental Guide : SEND New Code of Practice