SEND Information


Our school welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We are committed to and promote the equality of opportunity and value diversity for all children and families. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our vision is to inspire lifelong learners; guided by the example of Jesus.

Our core values – To be ambitious, To be kind, To give – are a golden thread which is woven into everything that we do at our school. We believe that all children have the right to have their own particular needs recognised and addressed in order to achieve success. We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that the children’s needs are identified and addressed. Through staff working together as a team, in partnership with pupils and their parents/carers and outside agencies, we strive to ensure that the following aims are met:

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish.
  • Include and value the contribution of all families in providing an inclusive environment where equality and diversity is recognised as a right for everyone.
  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school
  • Ensure that needs are identified as early as possible and support is put into place. The needs could be educational, social, physical or emotional
  • Ensure that children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriately adapted to enable children to succeed
  • Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the needs of all pupils
  • Develop children’s independence
  • Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND
  • Work in close partnership with parents and carers
  • Work closely with external agencies, organisations and other professionals to ensure that there is a collaborative approach to support children with SEND.
  • Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
  • Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
  • To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
  • Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
  • To promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels.
  • To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
  • To regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice.


At Barningham Primary School, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Our provision is enhanced by the collaboration of teachers, the SENDCo, support staff, external agencies, parents and most importantly the child. Pupils with SEND will:

  • Be included in all aspects of the school day
  • Be provided with first quality teaching, adapted to meet their needs
  • Be respected and acknowledged

Pupils with SEND may:

  • Have specific 1:1 or group support to support them accessing different areas of the curriculum
  • Have interventions outside of the classroom
  • Take part in social, emotional and mental health interventions such ELSA
  • Receive support in school from outside agencies such as the speech therapist or services provided by the local authority


As a result of the provision above, children at Barningham Primary School will:

  • Feel happy, safe, secure and cared for
  • Show confidence and resilience in the classroom
  • Demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities
  • Make progress from their starting points
  • Develop independence and skills to support them throughout life
  • Work collaboratively with their peers on a shared task


To read our SEND policy in full, please click here.
To read our SEND information report, please click here.