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 either a provision map or an Individual Education Plan drawn up listing the learning support offered with identified targets to be reached. Advice will be sought from our Inclusion Leader, Mrs Long and parents will be fully consulted at every stage.

Pupils with special educational needs will be admitted to the school in accordance with the requirements of the 1966 Education Act and the LA’s Admission Policy. All pupils are welcomed into the school and the school will seek appropriate support as necessary to ensure that individual needs are met.

KCC Local Offer: The Local Offer is a response from Government for parents to find out about services, opportunities and access for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:

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:

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

SEND Documents

Specific Information for Parents on Supporting your Child

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