Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Information

How does the school know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

All teachers are responsible for monitoring each pupil’s progress through daily observations and regular assessments. When a pupil’s progress is much slower than their peers, or when the pupil fails to maintain progress, concerns are noted and evidence is collated.  The teacher will use the evidence to discuss these concerns with both parents/carers and the school's SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).

If you have concerns about your child’s progress, your first point of contact is an informal meeting with the class teacher/SENCo.

How will the school staff support my child?

The class teachers and any teaching assistants are responsible for working with all pupils on a daily basis, delivering quality-first teaching.  For all pupils, including those who require support, tasks are differentiated to meet their needs. If further support is needed, this may be delivered by further adult support, special equipment, the use of ICT and specific resources as advised by specialist support services. As with all pupils, it may be appropriate to work in other teaching areas around school on a one-to-one basis, or in a small group with a teaching assistant, teacher or a specialist teacher. 

How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

Broughton Primary School offers a broad and balanced curriculum, designed to meet the educational, social and moral needs of the children in its care. The curriculum is differentiated to meet the needs of all children with or without disabilities or special needs. The class teacher’s careful planning identifies the differentiated tasks for the lesson, which are challenging and enable each child to move on at their own pace.  

Co-operation with parents ensures that all children with disabilities can enjoy all activities within the curriculum.

How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me support my child’s learning? 

Parents are invited to regular parent teacher meetings throughout the year. At other times, you can contact the school office to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher or SENCo. Contact can be made by telephone, e-mail or by calling-in to arrange an appointment.

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

We aim to provide quality education at this school in a caring and friendly atmosphere. All children have the opportunity to, and are encouraged to, talk with a trusted adult should they need to do so. All children receive PSHCE lessons on a weekly basis and attend daily assemblies. Children may take part in intervention programmes, which are specifically designed to address social and emotional needs and can receive extra counselling from external specialists.

There are designated members of staff who have first aid qualifications and are responsible for administering medicines if parental permission has been given. The Senior Midday Supervisor provides medical support for all children at lunch times, administering medicines and overseeing their personal care.

Just like all our pupils, children with SEND have a voice in our school and are encouraged to take part in the elections for the school council. For those that don't want to speak directly to an adult, they are also encouraged to make suggestions to post in the "How about?" box and, when they have a concern, they can record it on the "Don’t Worry" notes to post in the box. All children annually complete a pupil survey which seeks their views on a variety of school related issues.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?

All educational visits and residential visits are an essential part of the curriculum and all children participate. Prior to the visit, the class teacher will discuss with parents/carers any mobility/medical/behavioural issues; or, if it’s deemed appropriate, extra adult support. It is important that school has the correct procedures and where relevant, risk assessments to ensure all pupils are included.

How accessible is the school environment?

The school building is a new build and is completely wheelchair accessible, with external ramps for each teaching unit and a canopy to shelter from inclement weather. There is an automatically opening door at the main entrance for wheelchair access. Inside the school, walkways are clear and it is visually bright. Signage is clear and simple. The school has a modern purpose built disabled toilet and washing area.

A designated disable parking space is available in the car park for parents whose children require this.

How will the school prepare and support my child to join or to transfer to a new school or the next stage of education and life?

A transition programme is in place prior to all children joining the school. Our Reception Class staff arrange home visits and this is followed by regular sessions in school. Alongside this, parents are invited to attend arranged meetings led by senior staff, where they have the opportunity to talk to relevant staff to discuss concerns and needs.  A separate meeting can be arranged if your child has very specific needs. 

Pupils who transfer from another school, visit the school with their parent(s)/carer(s) before they start, and if appropriate and with parental consent, the SENCo attends this initial meeting 

When pupils with SEND transfer to the secondary school, the SENCo shares relevant information, arranges any appropriate meeting between parents and the new SENCo, and arranges extra visits to the secondary school as necessary.

How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?

Resources are allocated according to the needs of the individual pupil. This may include additional teaching support, curriculum resources, specialised resources, staff training, SENCo time and specialist support from outside agencies.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

Decisions regarding the type of support are taken as part of a collaborative process, involving relevant staff, SENCO, Headteacher, parents and child.  Resources are allocated and if appropriate, additional support will be discussed with parents. Class teachers will complete a provision map, measure the impact of the provision and share this information with you 

Where a child has a significantly higher level of need there may be an Education, Health and Care plan in place, which will clearly summarise the child’s needs and how these should be met. 




Please find below the Information Report for Parents along with the school's SEN Policy.

If you require any further information, then please contact the school office.

North Lincolnshire Council has a useful website with lots of help and advice called Life Central.
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