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The SEN Team

  • Mrs Hawker - Head of Intervention and Support
  • Mrs Stratford - Deputy Intervention/Attendance Officer/Parent Support Advisor
  • Ms Prew - Pastoral Intervention
  • Mrs Pidsley - Academic Intervention
  • Mrs Quinnell - Intervention
  • Mrs Tamcken - Administration

SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disability

A fundamental principle of all GLA schools is a passionate belief that all of our children should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances, race, gender or ability.

Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy is a fully inclusive school, with a team of staff recruited to support all children to reduce barriers to learning.

At Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer, and successfully deliver, a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. The school is very proud of its SEND team and what they are able to provide to all children.

We encourage parents to discuss their child's progress and needs regularly with class teachers and with the Head of Intervention and Support, Mrs Hawker.

Ms Prew, Mrs Pidsley and Mrs Quinnell support the children with Pastoral and Academic Interventions across all Year Groups.

Mrs Stratford is our Parent Support Advisor. She is available in school on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. She is able to meet parents individually and support them with a wide range of subjects which include: behaviour amangement, attendance, referrals to outside agencies and general support.

The SEND department work very closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs. We carefully plan support and interventions for all groups of children which are regularly reviewed. This may be in the form of classroom based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions using resources from within the school and from the support services within the County.

We maintain very close working relationships with children, staff, parents and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We are proud of our ability to support children with a variety of special needs and have taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. 

We work closely with other agencies and organisations to ensure that we have the necessary expertise, and in some cases equipment, to manage the specific needs of individual pupils in our care.

The school and Governing Body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that it's staff are well prepared and trained.

If you would like to discuss any issues regarding your child and SEND, please speak to our Head of Intervention & Support, Mrs Hawker, who will be happy to provide both information and support.

Please also refer to the documents below.

 

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Documents

Useful Links

General Information Sites

Dfee Special Education Needs Guide

Special Education Resources on the Net

Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs

Parent Partnership Service

ADD & ADHD

Family Education Website

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)

Dyspraxia

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Autism & Aspergers

National Autistic Society

Autism Independent UK

Aspergers Support

Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Educational Trust

Tourettes

Tourette Syndrome (UK) Association

Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association

Epilepsy

The British Epilepsy Association

Visual Impairment

Royal Institute for the Blind

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD UK

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