SEND Information Report


Welcome to our SEND information report which is part of the Southwark Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In accordance with the Children and Families Bill 2014, all governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEND. This information will be updated every year.  You can find details of The Children and Families Bill 2014 here.

Our approach to teaching learners with SEND

Bessemer Grange Primary School is an inclusive school and we ensure through our policies and practice that all pupils are included in all aspects of school life. We aim to encourage children regardless of their SEN or disability to make the best possible progress in school. The school provides a high standard of teaching and learning and we aim to ensure that all children access a rich and diverse curriculum in order to develop independent learning and the skills they will need for life both within school and in the local and wider environment.

We aim to provide a safe, happy and supportive environment where children thrive in all aspects of their learning. We know that the most effective learning takes place when children are confident and enjoy their learning. We appreciate the importance of high self-esteem in the learning process. The most effective learning environment is where children believe in themselves and their own capabilities and Bessemer Grange endeavours to reinforce these qualities in all children

Objectives of our SEND provision

We aim to:-

  • enable every pupil to experience success.
  • keep an ongoing register of all children whom we consider to have special educational needs.
  • identify those children as early as possible, assess, record and regularly review their progress and needs.
  • provide learning programmes geared to their needs.
  • Work collaboratively with parents, other professionals and support services.
  • ensure that parents or carers are able to play their part in supporting their child’s education.
  • involve the child, so as to encourage a move from dependent to independent learning.

Have your say

Bessemer Grange Primary School firmly believes in developing a strong partnership with parents/carers and that this will enable children and young people with SEND to achieve their potential. The school recognises that parents/carers have a unique overview of their child’s needs and how best to support them, and that this gives them a key role in the partnership. Parents/carers hold key information and have a critical role to play in their children’s education.

This report sets out our annual offer to children with SEND, but to be effective it needs the views of all parents/carers, learners, governors and staff. So please engage with our annual process to ‘assess plan, do and review’ provision for SEND and contact any of the people below with your views.

Name of Inclusion Manager: Ms Lynette Mincher

Name of  SENCo: Ms Maria Sendonari

Name of SEND governor: Ms Dee Charnley

Name of Executive Headteacher: Ms Sarah Beard.:

Below are details of the current school offer at Bessemer Grange Primary School and the Local Offer for Southwark.

Please click on the following link below for more information about the local offer from Southwark Council.

Please click on the following questions below for more information about the local offer from Bessemer Grange.

1) What is Special Educational Needs and Disability?

2) For which types of Special Needs is the school making provision?

3) What will the school do to support my child?

4) How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?

5) How is extra support allocated to children and how they move between the different levels?

6) Who are the other people providing services to children with SEN in this school?

7) How are the adults in school helped to work with children with an SEND and what training do they have?

8) How will the teaching be adapted for my child with learning needs (SEN/ and or disabilities)?

9) How do we find out if the support we provide is effective and how will I know about this?

10) How else will I know what progress my child is making?

11) How will we support the social and emotional development of your child?

12) What support do we have for you as a parent of child with SEN/ and or disabilities?

13) How can I be involved in supporting my child?

14) How have we made this school environment accessible to children with SEND?

15) How will we support your child with identified special needs starting at school?

16) How will we support your child when they are leaving this school? or moving on to another class?

17) How will my child manage tests and exams?

18) How can I access support for myself and my family?

19) Who can I contact for further information?

20) What can I do if I am not happy with the provision my child is receiving?