Special Educational Needs

At Bubwith Community Primary School we pride ourselves of being an Inclusive School; we support individuals with effective target setting, monitoring and assessment.

We support pupils and families by being proactive in assessing an individual’s needs and hope to identify areas of need at the earliest opportunity.

What help can be offered?

When your child has additional needs, with your consent, agreement and support your child will receive additional support from a teaching assistant and differentiated work and resources. They will be monitored more closely by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) and you will be invited to termly review meetings to discuss progress or any other issues which may arise. If necessary we may ask you if we can refer your child to an outside agency such as Speech and Language. Your consent will be sought if we need any further invention from outside agencies. Each teacher is supported and advised how best to meet the specific needs of every child and strategies are put in place to support learning.

Teachers and teaching assistants will help your child to work towards their targets, either during lessons or in short periods withdrawn from class. Letter recognition, fine motor skills, phonic and spelling skills along with umber recognition, number bonds and times tables are often taught in additional sessions. At Bubwith Community Primary School we also support pupils with developing social skills and behaviour management whilst helping pupils with emotional or self esteem difficulties; these children may attend regular 1:1 or group sessions with our trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant). All adults in the school are here to help each and every child reach their potential and feel happy and content during their time at Bubwith School.

At Bubwith Community School we believe it is essential to develop good home school communication and we view the support of home as critical. Help offered at home plays an important part in achieving success. The welfare and safeguarding of the pupils in school is paramount. We endeavour to support the pupil’s physical and mental wellbeing and try to support them in becoming happy and active members of the community. 

The person responsible for SEN, vulnerable groups and disadvantaged children is Miss Bailiss (Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo). If a member of staff, a pupil, parent or a member of the community has any concerns about the welfare of any child please contact her directly. Miss S Wiles is the deputy lead in charge of vulnerable groups so if Miss Bailiss is not in school please see Miss Wiles.

The designated teacher for Looked After Children (LAC) and Post-Looked After Children (PLAC) is Miss Bailiss (Acting Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead).

Current guidelines on Special Educational Needs can be found below.


The Local Authority Offer

Parents / carers can find information regarding the Local Authority’s provision for pupils with SEN by going to the Family Information Service’s website. The website address is www.eastridinglocaloffer.org.uk. Further information is available by calling the Families Information Service Hub (FISH) on 01482 396469.

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