Barrowcliff School

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

How we support our SEND pupils


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 SEND and Accessibility Policies are available below.  If you require either 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 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.  We have also been joined by our Educational Psychologist, Family Outreach Worker from Early Help, Inclusion Officer, Parent Partnership, Scarborough and Ryedale 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.  For more information please contact Mrs Marshall.

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

PP               Premium

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