At Shipton Bellinger Primary school, we strive to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils' with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
Where our children have additional needs, steps will be taken to prevent these from becoming a barrier. Through this action, we believe our children regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, special need and background will receive an equal opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential. We are committed to ensuring that our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 9 see link below). We value high quality teaching and learning and ensure we provide this for all our children.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are defined as:
Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
We understand that each child has individual and unique needs. However, some children require more support than others to achieve. We recognise that children learn at different rates and that there many factors influencing progress including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. Therefore, we acknowledge that some children may need a little extra support for a short period, or for longer periods of time.
With support from the SENDCo, all the class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all the children in their class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).
We have a SEND team of support assistants, whose role (under the direction of the SENDCo) is to support children with additional needs. They will support children to access the learning in the classroom, as well as deliver specific interventions and/or therapy on an individual or group basis. This Team around the child approach is effective in ensuring a child with SEND has the all the support and interventions they need to be able to access the curriculum.
What if I have a concern about my child?
Our staff are committed to caring for and helping children in every way possible. Nevertheless, as a parent it is natural that you will worry about your child. Should you have a concern, you are invited to approach your child’s class teacher to discuss the matter informally through our open door policy. Additional information on this can be found below in our SEND Information Report, SEND policy and Equality policy.
Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo)
Our SENDCo is Mrs Kirsty Walker
We are committed to responding to your SEND worries and concerns quickly. If you wish to talk to Mrs Walker, then please make an appointment. You can contact through the school office
Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor
Our SEND Governor is Victoria Critchley
She keeps up-to-date with the school by visiting on a regular basis.
From the 1st September 2014, under Section 65 (3) (a) of the Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulations, all schools are required to publish an SEN Information Report on their school websites.
This report must contain SEN information as is set out in the Schedule, as well as utilising the Local Authority (LA) Local Offer. Consequently, the report should meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy and the provision that the school is able to determine.
Further information on the Schedule can be found by following the links below:
Where can I get further information about services for my child?
You can find out more about wider services available on Hampshire Local Offer Website:
You can also contact Parent Partnership.