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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Letter to parents of pupils with SEND from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families


At Buswells Lodge we want to make sure that every child gets the best support we can offer, in order to help them enjoy their learning, feel confident and feel happy amongst their friends, and make the best possible progress.  This is in line with the LA guidance document ‘Inclusive Provision for SEND Pupils in Mainstream Schools’ (August, 2016). 


Every child has individual needs that will affect their learning.  Sometimes children need special support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other children of the same age. They may need this support for a short time or a longer period, but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Register and we will keep a close eye on their progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in touch with their parents.


If you have any queries relating to the type of support we use in school, please contact the SENCo through the school office.


Key SEND Staff


Mrs Rachel Poynton - SENCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator)

Mrs Zoe Robinson - Learning Mentor

Ms Jo Evans - SEND Governor


If you have concerns regarding your child's progress at school, please initially speak to your child's class teacher, who will record your views and pass them on to the SENCo.



Our school works, wherever possible, in partnership with parents and families to ensure a collaborative approach towards meeting pupils' needs. All complaints are taken seriously and are heard through the school's complaints policy and procedure.



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Medical Conditions


Pupils with medical conditions will have an Individual Healthcare Plan, which will specify the type and level of support required to meet the medical needs of the pupil.




Contacting the SENCO

If you would like to contact the SENCO, Mrs Rachel Poynton, please complete the form below.