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Special Educational Needs


Every child is different in the way that they learn. Schools take account of this when they plan their work. A few pupils need special or different arrangements, sometimes just for a short time, sometimes for the whole of their school life. Pupils who need this extra help have special educational needs (SEN). To access information about the different area(s) of need and SEN, visit the Areas of Need page. We have published a Glossary of terms often used in the area of SEND that you might find useful. 

Click here to access the SEND Policy Document (2016). 

Accessibility and Equalities Scheme

Our Assessment & Response-to-Intervention (RTI) page contains an overview of a model we are currently developing to ensure a graduated response to meeting children's needs, which stresses the importance of assessment information and progress monitoring. Once embedded, it will form part of SEN, Learning Support and Pupil Premium Policy, the SEN Information Report and our Assessment and Response-to Intervention (RTI) Policy. It is an exciting area of our school development and improvement linking to our commitment to person-centred and outcome-based planning in line with the revised SEND Code of Practice. 

As part of developing our Assessment & Response-to-Intervention, we will be participating in the CAMHS School Link Project. Further details will be published online in due course.


The Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Williams, has an overall responsibility for SEN with a focus on children who are educated in the mainstream classroom. This involves monitoring outcomes of interventions, planning provision and undertaking assessments to help identify children's learning needs.

Mr Williams is a specialist teacher holding Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association and Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). This allows our school to provide timely assessments that help plan for intervention and children meeting educational outcomes. He has also undertaken the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing with registration with the British Psychological Society pending in the Spring Term 2016. 

He is in the process of completing the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO). It is expected that those in a SENCO role and involved with SEN obtain this qualification. Please click here for more details on NASENCO.

Mrs. Doorbar oversees the education and development of children attending the school’s Enhanced Resourced Provision. These children have moderate learning difficulties. A team of teaching assistants work in the Enhanced Resource Provision in the mornings and then support children from the unit in the mainstream classroom during the afternoons.

SEN Information Report 2015/16

In line with the 'Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulations (which came into force on September 2014), our SEN Information Report for 2015/16 can be accessed here

The Friars Primary School Local Offer and SEN Information Report for 2016/17 is now available on the School Local Offer page.