Special Education Needs (SEN)


At Bethersden Primary school all children are welcomed, respected and nurtured, whatever their additional educational needs. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate. Any concerns you may have about your child can be shared with your child’s class teacher who can liase with Mrs Becky Simmonds (SENCo) at any point during the school year.

AT Bethersden primary school we have a proud record of good to outstanding teaching which ensures that “those children who have special educational needs and pupils from minority ethnic groups make similar progress to that of other pupils in their classes because the school provides well-targeted support for them.” Ofsted March 2014

The School’s policy on Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) fully supports the SEND Code of Practice 2014 that became effective from 1st September 2014; Inclusive Schooling of Children with Special Education Needs and the Disability Rights Code of Practice for Schools.  …………. is the school governor with particular responsibility for special needs.

Our SEND policy is regularly updated and sets out the school’s systems for identification, assessment, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating SEN.

Additional educational needs will be provided for through the outline of the National Curriculum and the support of the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator in school and where appropriate with the help of support services. The SEND policy document is available below for viewing?

Useful links:
The new SEN Code of Practise
Kent’s Local Offer
SEND Guide for parents and Carers