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Update from - September 2020

Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

Bishops Down Primary School is committed to removing barriers to achievement for children who may require additional provision and resources to support their learning and/ or emotional development.

We are an inclusive school and believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs and/or a disability, have a common entitlement to a broad, balanced academic and social curriculum. The curriculum should be accessible and include every child in all aspects of school life.

The school is a designated mainstream specialist provision (SRP) for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs. We currently have 2 care suites and a sensory room.  We are in the process of having another care suite being built alongside a therapy room.  The school is fully accessible throughout and as an inclusive school we ensure that all children are catered for within the whole school community, with access to all areas of the curriculum, including breakfast and after school clubs (Beehive).

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice lies at the heart of our school’s SEND policy and sets out the processes and procedures that all organisations should follow to meet the needs of children. The Code describes a graduated approach that recognises that children learn in different ways and can have different kinds of SEND.

We work hard as a community ensuring a whole school ethos of inclusion where:

  • All children are actively involved in all activities throughout the day.
  • Time out of the class away from peers is minimised.
  • Equipment and strategies are adapted to ensure equal accessibility to all.
  • Discrete adult support is given to promote independence, appropriate socialisation and to avoid learnt dependency.
  • Opportunities are continually explored for all children to have a voice and shine and experience a creative and fun curriculum.

Our school values run through our inclusive practice and are key to how we support the children in school:

Achievement in personal goals and academic attainment
Self-belief, to be confident in different situations
Perseverance, to be resilient in times of change
Independence, to be a life- long learner
Respect for each other and the world around them
Equality for all

The SENDCo at Bishops Down Primary & Nursery School is Mrs Michelle Woods.  She leads a dedicated team of inclusion staff who support all children with additional needs, including a Family Support Advisor and a team of highly trained Teaching Assistants.

You can contact the SEND Department by contacting the School Office on 01892 520 114 or via email, office@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk and marking it for the attention of Michelle Woods.

 

Useful Information:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan Spreadsheet

SEND Annual Report of Impact

SEND Information Report

SEND Flow Chart for Pupils (attachment to above SEND Information Report)

 

SEND Support Pages

 

 

 

 

 

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