How does the
school know if my
child needs extra
What should I do
if I think my child
What are the
the resolution of
What does this
school do to
children for the
What will the
school do if they
think my child
What support is
available for a child
with SEND at this
Where else can I
find support and
How will my child
What will the school do
after deciding with me that
my child needs something
extra and special to help
How will the
school keep me
informed once it
has been agreed
my child has
What are the
How do the staff at Bawdsey school know if my
child needs extra help?
• Through liason with feeder schools and preschools
• Each child’s performance is carefully tracked, and action is taken
when a child is performing at a level below that expected for their
• We notice and monitor differences in behaviour, listening skills, self
esteem and confidence compared to other children
• Concerns may be raised by parents
• Advice or concerns may come from outside agencies
• Advice or concerns may come from health care professionals
What should I do if I think my child has SEND?
• Arrange to have a chat outlining your concerns with your child’s
class teacher initially
• Arrange to have a chat outlining your concerns with the SENCo
and/or Headteacher as required
• Ensure the school is kept informed of any relevant background
information/ changes/ concerns you have about your child
What will the school do if they think my child
• The school will use simple tests as appropriate to assess your child
• Class teacher will have a dialogue with parents/carers and child
• Additional support will be set up for your child if this is appropriate
• Your child’s progress will be monitored
• When necessary, the school SENCo may refer your child for further
help or tests with an outside agency.
What support is available for a child with SEND at
Bawdsey CEVCP school?
• Staff Skills
Every class teacher is responsible for differentiating learning tasks and activities to make them
appropriate for all the children in their class.
Mrs Feakes is the designated SENCo, with 9 years experience. She has attended training in
dyslexia, behaviour issues, autism and speech and language issues.
There are four teaching assistants working at Bawdsey school who are all experienced at working
with children with special needs, either individually or in small groups. Two of our teaching
assistants have completed Elkan training.
In addition to differentiated tasks within each classroom, children who need extra help may be
helped by accessing a 10-minute intervention once a day. We use Booster Phonics,
Acceleread/Accelerwrite, Speed up handwriting, Apples and Pears, Dancing Bears, Toe by Toe,
Wordshark, Numbershark, Plus one, Power of two and Nessy schemes.
• Other agency support which may be available
Speech and Language therapy service, Educational pyschology service, Early years and childcare
team, County Inclusive Resource.
Where else can I find support and information?
• Parent Partnership 01473 265210
• Access Unlimited https://www.access-unlimited.co.uk/
• Access and Assessment Team for Norfolk and Suffolk
• Autism Suffolk http://www.autism.org.uk/autismsuffolk%E2%80%8E
• The British Dyslexia Association http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
• Suffolk Local Offer
What will the school do after deciding with me
that my child needs something extra and special to
help them learn?
• Class teacher will take responsibility for the daily education of your child and
will be supported and advised by the SENCo where necessary
• Learning is appropriately differentiated to allow access and challenge for all
• Deployment of a teaching assistant/ learning support assistant may be
• Children will have access to the right tools to support them in the classroom
• Specific programmes of work may be used if appropriate
• Class teacher (with consultation with SENCo as required) will set targets for
your child’s learning. These targets may be recorded, agreed with class teacher,
parent and pupil, and evaluated on an IEP (individual education plan).
How will Bawdsey CEVCP school keep me
informed once it has been agreed my child has
• Your child’s class teacher will meet with you termly to discuss your
child’s progress, any new developments and strategies for working
together (this could be at a Parent consultation evening).
• Meetings will take place with external agencies where necessary,
and copies of any reports will be shared with parents.
• Annual Review meetings will be held where there is an EHC plan in
• Other forms of communication may include:
-Home/school diary, or communication book
-contact with class teacher/school staff
What are Bawdsey CEVCP school’s
expectations for children with SEND?
• All learners develop confidence and are self-assured
• All children are encouraged to become independent learners
• Children with SEND are aware of their own needs and the strategies
that help them learn
• All children will enjoy a balanced, well-rounded curriculum with lots
of fun opportunities
How will my child be supported during school
• Liaison with pre-school prior to starting at the school
• Liaison, when appropriate, with external agencies to aid transition
• Adults at home and at school sharing knowledge about your child so
we can plan together
• New intake days
All year groups
• Liaison with class teachers as your child moves through the school
• Additional visits to new classroom and teacher when necessary
• If appropriate, support using social stories
What are the arrangements for the resolution
•Headteacher Mr R. Duncan 01394 411365
•Chair of Governors Mr Thomas Mobee
•Parent Partnership phone or text 01473 265210
What does Bawdsey CEVCP school do to
prepare SEND children for the future?
• E-Safety awareness
• Sexual Health and Relationships Education