It is the aim of this school to provide every child with the best education possible. Our objective in setting out the school's Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy is to make everyone aware that we want all pupils to benefit as fully as possible from the education provided within the school.
We cater for pupils who experience difficulties in:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Behaviour, emotional and social development
- Sensory and/or physical and medical conditions
The school has full provision for pupils who are disabled.
Please refer to our SEN Policy for further information.
Furthermore information, which is included within our SEN Policy and Annual Report, can be found below.
If you require further information, please contact our school SENCo:
Mrs G Bramley (currently being covered by Mrs J Makepeace)
Provision at Bierton CE Combined School
We have Learning Support Assistants (LSA) to support those children with additional needs. They are trained to run a number of interventions. Below is a sample of some of the internvetions that are monitored by the SENDCo:
- Rainbow Road - to support pupils with memory and sequencing difficulties.
- OT resources pack - to support pupils with gross/fine motor difficulties
- Social Stories - for children who struggle with self awareness and understanding of social expectations.
- Direct phonics - for pupils who have not responded to other phonics teaching or interventions.
- Toe-by-Toe - systematic, one-to-one, phonics teaching.
- Zones of Regulation - to manage self regulation skills to control behaviours.
- ELSA Groups - a small group for children who may feel insecure in school or who are in need of more adult attention than can be provided in their main class.
Ordinarily Available Provision
Guidance to support schools and education settings, clearly outlining their roles and responsibilities to students and young people in their care.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Bucks Twitter
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Recommended books to support your child.
- 'I can be who I want to be even though I have ADHD!' By Robert Gregory
- 'All dogs have ADHD' by Kathy Hoopmann
- 'Mrs Gorski, I think I have the Wiggle Fidgets' by Barbara Esham
- 'ADHD is our Superpower!' by Soli Lazarus
Recommended books to support your child:
- 'Xtraordinary People Made By Dyslexia' by Kate Griggs
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Children and Mental Health
You may be aware that mental health conditions in children are on the rise, with a major NHS report indicating that as many as 4 children in a class of 30 could be contending with serious emotional disorders. This has been heightened by the National Lockdowns that have occurred. It's down to each of us to help the children in or lives that are struggling. We have an excellent pastoral team led by Miss Brooks the afternoon where we can provide help for pupils in school. the guide below may be useful for parents to use at home to support their child.
Buckinghamshire Council are holding a Well-Being Matters event for 7 - 11 years olds over half term. Click on the image to find out more details.
Speech and Language Parent Portal
Visit https://speechandlanguage.info/parents for lots of FREE speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents working at home with their children who have SLCN.
Some children may find a change in their routine, such as a snow day, very difficult to cope with or understand. This short social story may be useful to help them with any anxious feelings they may have about this unplanned change.
SEN Coffee Morning for Parents
Our next SEND Coffee Morning Date is: Tuesday 1st February
Thank you for all those parents who have joined us for our successful coffee mornings. We had some very positive feedback from the sessions. Parents have found it useful to discuss strategies that they use at home, understanding the structure of SEN procedures at Bedgrove Junior School and looking at a range of resources to support learning at home. Parents also enjoyed the opportunity to network with other parents.