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Bournes Green Infant School Offer


Southend schools are committed to adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs.  There is a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.


The Code of Practice encompasses the following four broad areas:


  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs


The range of support developed will be tailored to individual need, following a thorough assessment by school staff or external agencies.   It is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.


The Bournes Green Infant School Offer provides details of the resources, interventions etc. that we provide to support children with special educational needs or disabilities.  If you would like further information about what we offer, then please do not hesitate to contact us.





Some children/young people need increased support to access learning because:


  • They have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  • They have a disability as defined under the Equality Act, which affects their ability to access and benefit from the educational opportunities generally enjoyed by children of the same age


We will try to ensure that all barriers to equal access in our schools are removed or overcome.  We monitor and track progress of all children so that the support provided is as effective as possible.  We welcome the full engagement of parents and carers and where necessary seek support and advice from specialist outside school to ensure we develop and maintain a range of flexible resources to meet the needs of all children.


Admissions:  Pupils with Special Educational Needs are allocated places in two separate and distinct ways. 


Those pupils with statements or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) have a separate admissions procedure overseen by the SEN team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.


Those pupils who have SEND but do not have a statement or EHCP are admitted via the normal school admission criteria.


Additionally schools have to provide details of the school specific offer this should reflect Southend Borough Council’s Local Offer which can be found at www.southendinfopoint.org








Bournes Green Infant School Offer


Communication   and Interaction Needs

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  •   Access St. Christopher Special School Specialist Provision
  •   Provision Map
  •   Social Stories
  •   Individual Visual Timetable
  •   Calm and Safe Environments for calming down
  •   Key LSA/mentor
  •   Educational Psychologist

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

  •   Access to Speech and Language Unit/Specialist
  •   Access, via CAF, to Speech and Language therapist
  •   ELKAN trained LSAs
  •   Individualised Speech and Language programmes
  •   Makaton
  •   Picture Exchange Communication System

Cognition and Learning Needs

Moderate Learning Needs

  •   Screening programme to identify those who need targeted   support
  •   Provision Map
  •   Interventions – group and individual
  •   Educational Psychologist

Specific Learning Needs

  •   Screening programme and further assessment to devise a   bespoke programme of study
  •   Access to specialist teachers in education
  •   Specialist Leader in Education
  •   Educational Psychologist
  •   Provision Map
  •   Specialised teaching programmes

Behavioural, Emotional and Social Development   Needs

Behavioural Needs

  •   Primary School Nurture Base – Harbour Thorpedene Primary   School
  •   HLTA
  •   Behaviour Programme – social skills
  •   Team Teach
  •   Access to Specialist Support (Seabrook College)
  •   Play Buddy System
  •   Educational Psychologist

Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

  •   Primary School Nurture Base – Harbour Thorpedene Primary   School
  •   Possible access to ’Abacus’ Counsellors
  •   HLTA
  •   Educational Psychologist

Social Needs

  •   Social skills groups
  •   Pastoral Care

Sensory and Physical Needs

Hearing Impairment

  •   Access to Hearing Impairment Specialist
  •   Risk Assessment and individualised support

Visual Impairment

  •   VI support via Kingsdown Special School
  •   Physical Environment Audit
  •   Specialist Equipment loan

Multi-Sensory Impairment

  •   Risk Assessment and individualised support
  •   As above

Physical Impairment

  •   Wheelchair access
  •   Disabled toilet
  •   Reasonable physical adaptations


  •   Specialist support
  •   Access to specialist nurses
  •   Access to school nurse
  •   Care Plans
  •   Secure storage for medication