Some of our pupils may need a little extra help and this is where our Special Educational and Disability (SEND) support comes in. Each child with additional needs is offered different support tailored to meet their needs. Staff at Barrowcliff School work closely with our children, their parents and, where appropriate, outside agencies, to develop each child’s individual support package.
Our SEND Information Report outlines how we identify support and monitor the progress of our children with additional needs.
Our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) is Mrs Bridget Marshall. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs Marshall via the school office on 01723 351767, who will be more than happy to help.
Our policies relating to SEND, Inclusion, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Accessibility Action Plan are available below. If you require any of these as hard copies, please just let the office know and they will be provided free of charge.
Dyslexia Bronze Award
The school has recently been awarded the bronze award for dyslexia from the British Dyslexia Association. This award recognises all the hard work we put in to our school environment on a daily basis to ensure our setting is accessible to all children who have dyslexic tendencies. We are officially a dyslexia friendly school!
If you would like to know more about what this involves, please contact the school SENCO.
Chill and Chat
Barrowcliff School has a Parents Support Group which we call ‘Chill and Chat’.
We invite the parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to meet each half term to offer support in a relaxed atmosphere with a cup of coffee and a biscuit.
The agenda is set in consultation with the parent group: our former Chair of Governors and school PSWO have joined in discussions with this group.
We have also been joined by our Educational Psychologist, Family Outreach Worker from the Prevention Service, Inclusion Officer, Parent Partnership, Scarborough and Rydale Carers Resource and North Yorkshire PACT who have come to tell us about their work in supporting children and families.
Please come and join us, we would love to see you.
Acronyms you may come across in SEND documents
ASMPAT Autistic Spectrum Multi Professional Assessment Team
ATA Advanced Teaching Assistant
BSP Behaviour Support Plan
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CoP Code of Practice (next version September 2014)
EHCP Education Health Care Plan (coming in 2014)
EP/EdPsyc Educational Psychologist
EMS Enhanced Mainstream School
FTE Fixed Term Exclusion
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant
IPM Individual Provision Map
MPAT Multi Professional Assessment Team
PE/PeX Permanent Exclusion
PPP Pupil Premium Plus
PEP Personal Education Plan
RSA Request for Statutory Assessment
SATs Statutory Assessment Tests
SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SENAP Special Educational Needs Advisory Panel
SENO Special Educational Needs Officer
SENCo Special Educational Needs C0-ordinator
SLT Speech and Language Therapist
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
SPM School Provision Map
SSA Specialist Support Autism
TA Teaching Assistant