At Bishop Barrington School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.
Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.
At Bishop Barrington School we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
At Bishop Barrington School we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
All of our school policies can be found on the website but the most important ones for parents of children with SEND are listed below:
Statement of Intent for Promoting Equality
At Bishop Barrington School we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to:
Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
Bishop Barrington School prides itself in being very inclusive and will endeavour 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.
To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum there are some actions we may take to achieve this:
Types of SEND at the School
At Bishop Barrington School, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of need including:
Communication and Interaction Difficulties
Including pupils on the Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Cognition and Learning Difficulties
Including pupils who have Specific Learning Difficulties and Moderate Learning Difficulties.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Including pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health needs that is impacting on their ability to learn
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
Including pupils with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.