Bishop Barrington School logo

School / Staffing


The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Bishop Barrington School:

Acting Head Teacher: Mike Bennett

Designated SEN Governor: Louise Marr

Special Educational Needs Coordinator: Vicky Wilkinson

It is the SENCO’s job to:

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
  2. Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN
  3. Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support
  4. Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively
  5. Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN
  6. Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
  7. Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date
  8. Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements

The following people are also an important part of our SEND provision at Bishop Barrington School:

Learning Support Unit Co-ordinator: Paula Marley

Learning Support Unit / EMP Support Assistant: Matthew Allan

Learning Mentor: Helen Johnson

Literacy Intervention: Sarah Dodds and Clair Crooks

Higher Level Teaching Assistants: English – Karren Findlay, Maths – Andrea Summerson, Science – Susan Borsberry,

PLANES Tutor: Helen Smith

Pupil Link Officer: Michelle McKenna

Outreach Tutors: Karren Findlay, Andrea Summerson