SEN

How we support Learning for children with needs...

At Barnet Hill Academy we recognise that all children have a right to a broad, balanced relevant and differentiated curriculum.  We aim to create a happy, educationally exciting and positive environment in which all pupils can develop to their full potential.  We recognise that children are individuals, that each one has needs special to him or her.  We aim to:
 Ensure that our curriculum is responsive to all children whatever their individual need
  • Promote positive attitudes and individual confidence
  • Ensure all children experience success
  • Identify, assess, record and regularly review pupils' special educational needs
  • Encourage parents/guardians to be involved in planning and supporting at all stages of their child's
  • Identify, assess, record and regularly review pupils' special educational needs
  • Encourage parents/guardians to be involved in planning and supporting at all stages of their child's development
  • Make effective use of support services

We adopt a whole school approach to special educational needs. No pupil will be refused admission to school on the basis of his or her special educational need although we will be clear about what the school can provide. We will not discriminate against disabled children and we will take all reasonable steps to provide effective educational provision. All staff work to ensure inclusion of all pupils and to ensure that pupils with special educational needs and disabilities can fulfill their potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes. All areas of school life are inclusive and the teaching is tailored towards individual learning providing challenge and support; encouraging everyone to reach their full potential. Staff provide a positive ethos to enable the children to work towards the development of life skills and instill life-long learning aspirations for everyone through a range of activities which are fun and enjoyable. We have a register of our SEND pupils and each pupil has an individual educational plan (IEP) to identify areas for development, provision that is in place, targets and action points. The IEPs are drawn up by our SENCO with input from the class teacher, parents and the pupil if appropriate.

Accessibility to Premises and Facilities

What facilities are in the school to assist children with disabilities move around the building and take part in all lessons? How do I know my child will be able to access all lessons?
 The building and play areas are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Disabled toilet
  • Awareness of sensory issues
  • Reasonable adjustments are made by staff to ensure children with disabilities can access all lessons.
  • Trips will be planned taking into account the needs of children with disabilities.
  • Transition preparation


    Our SENCO, Assistant Headteacher, Samira Saddique, works closely with the Principal to implement early intervention strategies. These range from differentiated activities to support in and outside the classroom.