As a school we are committed to the belief that every child is an individual who brings something special to the school community. All children, regardless of ability, background or ethnicity, have the right to participate in and enjoy all aspects of school life, and have the opportunity to meet their full potential. In line with our mission statement and the ethos of our school: ‘Let Your Light Shine To All’ (John Wesley)
Through exciting opportunities in lessons and the wider curriculum our children become well rounded, caring changemakers in our world. Each child is at the heart of all we do to ensure they become the best they can be and are meant to be.
We aim to raise the aspirations and expectations for all pupils with SEND and to focus on ensuring the progress they make is as good, or better, than that of their peers. We at Burscough Bridge Methodist School are committed to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make progress.
We provide opportunities for the more able pupils to work at an appropriate level and pace, in order to realise their potential. We support the development of the whole child, whilst valueing and celebrating all the special abilities displayed by all children. However, we believe that some children have special abilities and talents and that nurturing these is our responsibility. Partnership with the parents of more able children is fostered through encouraging them to contribute to enrichment programmes and any special projects.
Our aim is to work closely with parents to ensure that we take into account the child’s own views and aspirations and the parent’s experience of, and hopes for, their child. Parents are invited to be involved at every stage of planning and reviewing SEN provision for their child. Teachers are expected to assess, plan and teach all children at their next level which allows them to make progress with their learning. This is called ‘Quality First Teaching.’ In addition to this, we implement some focused interventions to target particular skills. We have high expectations of all of our children We pride ourselves on staff being available daily with an open door policy that creates an efficient handover each morning which gives the best opportunity for the child to have a successful day at school. At parents meeting, parent / carers have the opportunity to have a separate appointment with longer time for discussion where needed. All teachers have responsibility for teaching children with special educational needs.
We are committed to the belief that every child is an individual who brings something special to the school community
To identify, at the earliest possible opportunity, barriers to learning and participation
for SEND pupils.
To ensure that every child experiences success in their learning and achieves the
highest possible standard.
To raise aspirations and expectations for all pupils with SEND
To operate a ‘whole pupil, whole school’ approach to the management and provision
To enable all children to participate in lessons fully and effectively
To value and encourage the contribution of all children to the life of the school
To work closely with external support agencies, where appropriate, to support the
need of individual pupils
To work in partnership with parents
To work with the Governing Body to enable them to fulfil their statutory monitoring
role with regard to the policy statement for SEND.
To ensure that all staff have access to training and advice to support quality teaching
and learning for all pupils including newly employed staff.
To ensure that all staff follow guidelines set within the SEND policy.
No more statements will be issued by the Local Authority. Statements have
been replaced by Education, Health and Care plans (EHC Plans) which can be
used to support children from birth-25 years.
School Action and School Action Plus have been replaced by one school
based category of need known as ‘Special Education Needs Support’ (SENS).
Our school SENCO is Mrs M Murphy and she is supported by our SEN team.SEN Governor: Mrs A Duncan
Designated Lead for Safeguarding: Mrs L Tyrer
Children Looked After (CLA) Lead: Mrs L Tyrer
Children with Medical Needs: Mrs M Murphy
Special Education and Disability Officer (SENDO) from the Local Authority: Catherine Martin
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our team.
SCHOOL SEN POLICY - Link to Policy Page
1. The quality of continuing to try to achieve a
particular aim despite difficulties.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done
the will of God you may receive what is promised"
" Means that when you are facing a challenge, you use your mind and your body to overcome it.”