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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Welcome to our SEND information section which is part of the Barnsley Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). In accordance with the Children and Families Bill 2014, all governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEND. This information will be updated every year. You can find details of The Children and Families Bill 2014 here.
Click here to view our policy on SEND and inclusion:
Have Your Say...
This section sets out our annual offer to children with SEND, but to be effective it needs the views of all parents/carers, learners, governors and staff. So please engage with our annual process to ‘assess plan, do and review’ provision for SEND and contact any of the people below with your views.
Director of SEND: Mrs Walker
Acting Headteacher: Mrs Karen Trickett
Identification of SEND
At different times in their school life, a child or young person may have a special educational need or disability (SEND). The Code of Practice states:
“A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
(a) Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
(b)Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”
If a learner at Milefield Primary is identified as having SEND, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, with the intention of overcoming the barrier to their learning.
Children can fall behind in school for all sorts of reasons. They may have been absent from school, they may have been to lots of different schools and not had a consistent opportunity to learn. They may not speak English very well or at all, they may be worried about things that distract them from learning.
At Milefield Primary School we are committed to ensuring that all children have access to learning opportunities, and for those who are at risk of not learning, we will intervene. This does not mean that all vulnerable children have SEND. Only those with a learning difficulty that requires special educational provision will be identified as having SEND.
Our school SEN profile for 2020-21 shows that we have 10.1% of children identified as having SEN.
1.5% of those have an Education Health Care Plan - EHCP.
8.6% of those are identified as SEN Support.
Assessment of SEND
For some learners we may want to seek advice from specialist teams. Our school has access to various specialist services including those universally provided by Barnsley Council, which are described on the local offer website here.
Support for Parents
At Milefield Primary School we have a PTA group who always welcome new members. They organise activities for the children throughout the year and raise money for school funds.
Within school we have a parent support lead whose role is to support parents and signpost them to relevant services.
Parent support lead: Miss Leyan Jones
Miss Jones can be contacted through the school or via telephone, twitter or email at:
Well-Being Team - 01226 710329 (Option 3)
Twitter - @mfps_parents
Useful Information & Links