At Barnard Grove Primary School, our priority is that each child experiences a loving, caring and stimulating environment in which they feel safe and secure, and where they can develop academically and socially.


We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help each child to reach their full potential and have high self-esteem. The Special Needs Policy at BGPS supports the ethos of our school and can be found at the bottom of this page.


 “A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.”


SEND Code of Practice 2014



We aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.


Together we will….

*Seek to identify the needs of pupils with SEN as early as possible. This is most effectively done by gathering information from parents, education, health and care services and early year’s settings prior to the child’s entry into the school.


*Monitor the progress of all pupils in order to aid the identification of pupils with SEN. The continuous monitoring of those pupils with SEN by their teachers will help to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential.


*Make appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning, and ensure pupils with SEN have full access to the National Curriculum. This will be coordinated by the SENCo and will be carefully monitored and regularly reviewed in order to ensure that individual targets are being met and all pupils’ needs are catered for.


*Work with parents to gain a better understanding of their child, involving them in all stages of their child’s education. This includes supporting them in terms of understanding SEN procedures and practices and providing regular feedback on their child’s progress. Parents will be invited to two parental consultations plus an additional SEN annual review throughout the year. This is in addition to their annual school report in July.


*Work with outside agencies when pupils’ needs cannot be met by the school alone. Some of these services include Educational Psychology Service (EP), Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Children and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and a counselling service through ABC.


*Create a school environment where pupils can contribute to their own learning. This means encouraging relationships with adults in school where pupils feel safe to voice their opinions of their own needs, and carefully monitoring the progress of all pupils at regular intervals. Pupil participation is encouraged through school by wider opportunities such as school council, school plays, sports teams and buddies in the playground.



Our school's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Miss C. Smith, Assistant Headteacher.


Our policy explains about what we do, why we do it and what you can expect in terms of SEND.




SEND Report 2019 - this report gives you an indication of day-to-day procedures and contacts.


Barnard Grove Primary School, Hartlepool, TS24 9SD                                                    Telephone: (01429) 230300

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