arrow pic
arrow x

Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Mrs J Moore

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2017

SEN - Supporting Special Educational Needs

    "Support is quickly arranged for any children in danger of falling behind in their work. As a result of this effective support, pupils make good progress from the time they join the school."

    A high proportion of children at our School have special educational needs, and we take the job of identifying and supporting these very seriously. We take great pride in the fact that these children make accelerated progress, helping them to catch-up with their peers, and as a result children with SEN at our School regularly out-perform similar children nationwide.

    The provision we make for children with Speical Edicational Needs is laid-out in our Local Offer, which you can read here:

    Bedwell School Local Offer

    What to do if you have a concern

    Parents with any concerns are encouraged to speak to their child's teacher, who is responsible for ensuring that all children have access to good teaching and that the
    curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs (also known as differentiation). You can do this at any time and shouldn’t wait for parent/teacher evenings to express your worries.For further advice and support, speak to our Specail Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Sharon Wood, who coordinates SEN teaching and support throughout the School.

    How the School will support your child

    Having assessed and identified needs, we seek to match provision to need. In the first instance, Class Teachers plan their lessons according to the specific needs of all groups of children in their class, and will ensure that learning tasks are adjusted or differentiated in order to enable your child to access their learning as independently as possible.

    In more extreme cases, children may require additional SEN support. External agency advice may be sought and a Targeted Learning Plan (TLP) may be created to address specific learning needs. When a number of different agencies are involved a Common Assessment
    Framework (CAF) may be required to ensure a cohesive approach in planning and delivering support.
    In rare cases for very complex needs, an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) – formerly known as at Statement of SEN- may be requested from the local authority. In all instances we define the expected outcomes of intervention and then monitor the impact through regular meetings and tracking of pupil progress.

    How you will know how your child is doing

    All childrens' progress is continually monitored by class teachers, who will have high aspirations for all children
    within their care. Childrens' progress is reviewed formally every term and is recorded in central data tracking systems and then discussed at pupil progress meetings. Parent/teacher consultation evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms where your child’s progress will be shared with you. In the summer term a written report is sent home detailing progress and next step targets.

    Children with identified additional needs may have a Targetted Learning Plan (TLP) which will be shared and reviewed with you on a termly basis and the plan for the next term made. Parents/carers are invited to attend these meetings so that their views can be included regarding how their child should be supported.

    More information on our approach to identifying and supporting children with SEN can be found in our SEN Policy, which you can read here.


arrow Admissions
arrow Download Acrobat reader
arrow School Publications
arrow School Governors
arrow Contact us