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SEND Provision

At Bude Park Primary School, all children are equally valued.  Through our school’s ethos, mission statement, aims, policies, practices and provision, we strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background.  We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners.

Bude Park Primary School prides itself in being inclusive and endeavours to support every child regardless of their level of need.  All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.

Access School Curriculum

To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum there are some actions we may take to achieve this:

  • Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities.
  • 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.
  • Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
  • To work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)

To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum. We may seek additional advice from outside specialists and agencies such as health professionals, speech and language therapist or educational psychologists who would: Carry out further assessment of the child’s needs, provide advice to schools on how to best support the child and suggest resources that would help the child make progress.

If Your Child has Special Educational Needs we will:

  • Ensure the right support is put in place for your child by developing a SEN Support Plan detailing how their needs will be met in school
  • Arrange training for staff so they understand your child’s needs
  • Work closely with you on a regular basis to talk with you about your child’s needs and listen to any ideas or concerns you might have.
  • A SEN Support Plan is written especially for any child with SEND. They include:
  • Short term targets for the child which are linked to their needs and details of any extra support the child will receive. 

If a child’s needs are very complex and/or severe we may ask the Local Authority to carry out an Education, Health and Care Assessment. This is a very detailed assessment of each child’s needs. Parents or carers, the school and a range of professionals will all be asked to provide written reports. At the end of the assessment phase the Local Authority will consider these reports to help decide whether or not to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan for the child. Parents/carers also have the right to ask the Local Authority to carry out this assessment, although it is usually best if this is done with the support of the school.

At Bude Park Primary school we offer SEND pupils a bespoke environment and curriculum. The environment includes two purpose built classrooms. One which is used for delivering interventions and one which provides an alternative provision enabling pupils to develop basic skills. The environment also includes areas designed to support the children’s Emotional Health and Well-being.

Please contact the school to arrange an appointment with Mrs. Mitchell (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Co-ordinator) if you require any information and support.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

The SEND Reforms placed a statutory requirement on schools (with effect from 1 September 2014) to make information available to parents about how the school supports children and young people with Special Educational Needs. A copy of the SEND code of practice can be downloaded via the link below.

The school's SEN report, which outlines how the school is meeting statutory requirements in line with new SEND Code of Practice (effective from 1st September 2014).

SEND Co-ordinator Sarah Mitchell

File icon: pdf Special Educational Needs and Disability Offer 2019-2020 [pdf 527KB] Click to download