Bridge and Patrixbourne CE Primary School is an educationally inclusive school. We are committed to promoting inclusion and continually monitor and evaluate pupil progress to ensure that all needs are being met. We believe that every child has an individual range of abilities and progresses at different rates and aim to provide the educational experiences and support required to enable all children to reach their personal potential.

Children identified as having Special Educational Needs will have specific targets drawn up on a class provision map listing the learning support offered. Targets are reviewed three times annually. Advice will be sought from our Inclusion Leader, Mrs Long and parents will be fully consulted at every stage.

For further information on SEN/D provision please see our ‘Parent and Carers Useful Guide for children who need extra help in school’. This has been co-written with parents and SENCOs.

Specific Information for Parents

KCC SEN/D Information Hub - The Local Authority Offer

 Under the requirements of the Children’s and families Act, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN/D) aged 0-25 years. This is the KCC SEN/D Information Hub (sometimes known as the ‘Local Offer’).

The intention of the SEN/D Information Hub is to improve choice, understanding and transparency for families about what support services are available in their local area across education, health and social care for their children. It also signposts how to access these services if they are required.

Link: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs.

Please do not hesitate to ask in the school office should you have any further questions.

Inclusion Leader: Mrs Carla Long

Carla Long is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and has over 25 years of experience. She oversees the identification and support of children who have been raised as a concern either by their parents or the class teacher and regularly liaises with the outside agencies working with specific children.

Each term there are opportunities for parents to meet with Mrs Long to discuss concerns and progress but parents are free to make appointments at any time via the school office or contact her via email: carla.long@bridge.kent.sch.uk

Our SEN/D Team

Supporting children and pupils with SEN is everyone's responsibility but we also have a great number of highly skills professionals who work in Bridge School to support all children with their additional and/or special needs including:

  • Speech & Language Therapist (1 day a week)
  • Speech & Language Assistant (2 days a week)
  • Specialist SEN Teacher (1 day a week)
  • SEN Teacher (3 days a week)

Accessibility and Equality

Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School is an inclusive school where we believe that all members of our community are of equal worth. We demonstrate our commitment to this by prioritising the well-being and progress of every child in our school and by striving to ensure that all members of our community are treated with fairness and equality.

We believe that the Equality Act (2010) and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED 2011) provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups represented in the school.

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a “physical or mental impairment which has a substantial or long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day duties.”

Our Accessibility & Disability Plan can be found in our Policies section.

For further Information Advice and Support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please check the website www.kent.gov.uk/iask

SEND Documents

Useful Links for Parents

Below are some useful links to other websites offering support, advice and resources about frequently occurring types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities which you might find helpful.

Dyslexia

Autism/Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

Speech & Language Services

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

ADHD

General Parent SEN/D Resources

KCC’s SEND Strategy

Please use the link below to access the Local Authority SEND Strategy for 2021- 2024 - https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/send-strategy/strategy-for-children-with-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities

 

If you have any further questions then please do contact the school and ask to speak to our Inclusion Leader, Carla Long.

 

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