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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


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 Barley Lane Primary School is an inclusive school, welcoming pupils of all backgrounds and abilities to access a variety of learning opportunities.  We aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum in a stimulating environment with high quality support to each individual child, in order for them to feel successful in their learning progress.

We believe that carefully considering the views of children and parents is an essential part of supporting learning. We listen to the children and their parents and carers in our school and respond to what they say through clear policies and systems.

At Barley Lane, we are committed to meeting all the needs of our pupils through quality first teaching. Our teachers plan and differentiate lessons to ensure that learners of different abilities make good progress with high expectations. Learning and Teaching assistants (LTAs) have been trained to support the additional needs of our SEN pupils and to deliver interventions across the school. The interventions are divided into the four core areas of SEN: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning Sensory and Physical and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

The progress of all children is monitored regularly by their class teacher, which means that any learning, emotional or social difficulties which affect progress can be identified at an early stage. The SENCO will meet teachers and discuss any concerns about children in their classes. The progress of all children, including those with SEN/D, is monitored and reviewed by the school leadership team in pupil progress meetings and through the rigorous monitoring of assessment data.

We use the expertise of local outreach services such as Redbridge SEATSS, Joseph Clark Service for the Visually Impaired Early Years Advisory and Support Service Roding Outreach for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Community Paediatricians, to help the planning of SEN Provision at Barley Lane.

We have improved facilities to enhance learning experiences through a small sensory room, bike ability and a technology room for cookery.  The school welcomes applications for admission from the parents of pupils with mobility difficulties and has wheelchair access. There are five toilets for disabled pupils. The school has lift for access to the computer suite and the library. We also have created an Out and About programme to support our children with social and communication needs to help them feel part of their school and local community.

Barley Lane Primary School support children with SEND and their parents with transition and welcome visits to help children and families feel comfortable about starting or leaving school.

For more information on how we support children with SEND and their families please see our SEN Information Report and our current SEN Policy on the Policies page. 


Sabrina Pierson
SENCO and Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion
Phone: 0208 590 8474
Email (FAO SENco):