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 SEND register. Your class teacher remains responsible for planning and delivery of appropriate learning opportunities but their progress will be monitored by the Inclusion Manager who when necessary will offer specific assessments, individualised approaches to learning, or access external reources to support the teaching staff.  The school values your input in planning for children with  SEND and you will be included in the process of identification and planning for how best to meet your child's needs. Details of how we approach SEND and the answers to most frequently asked questions are included in the SEND Information Report which forms part of our Inclusion Policy. This policy also details the local offer and is included below.

Details of parent presentations and relevent information in support of SEND are pasted below. These will be added to as a resource for all parents. 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.


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 with the government guide for parents. These are lengthy documents and we would encourage all parents with any concerns to talk to their child's teacher. Additional advice can also be sought from the Inclusion manger, Tracey Tee.

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