At Burton End Primary Academy our aim is help all children to overcome barriers and achieve their potential. We are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. Our staff have a range of skills and expertise which enable them to work with children who have a variety of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). We also seek the advice of external agencies as appropriate to support our work in school.
There are four broad areas of SEND, these are:
Communication and Interaction This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Cognition and Learning This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
Please see link below for the SEND code of practice including guidance on the SEN and disability regulations 2014
Our SEND Information Report and SEND Policy can be viewed from the attachments section on this page and the link to the Trust SEND Policy is in the further information section, together with a link to the Suffolk Local Offer.
What are our admission arrangements for children with Disabilities?
The arrangements for the admission of pupils with Special Needs or disabilities to gain admission as pupils to Burton End Academy fall within our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and are the same as those applied to all pupils. Admission is in the first instance arranged by application to the school.
Burton End Primary Academy will take steps to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils. We will use our best endeavours to ensure that no child is unable to attend Burton End Primary Academy because of any special need or disability. In order to promote equality of opportunity for disabled children we will make reasonable adjustments (including the provision of auxiliary aids and services) to prevent them being put at a disadvantage.
In practice we ensure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.
Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities:
Wheelchair access onto school grounds and all entrances
Disabled parking is available near the main entrance
Disabled access lift
Wheelchair access into the school at the main entrance. Door is fully accessible
Exterior lighting to improve evening access
Children’s disabled toilets
If you have concerns or worries about your child, please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher as first port of call. You can also make an appointment to see our SENDCo.
The Department for Education has released a guide for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). To access the guide click here.