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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coordinator
Hello, my name is Mrs Rebecca Atkinson and I am the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coordinator for Billinghay C of E Primary School.

I have taught at Billinghay C of E Primary School for twelve years now and have worked in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5. I currently have dedicated time set aside for SEND work on a Monday and Tuesday and I teach the Year 3/4 Swan class on a Wednesday.

 

Special Educational Needs at Billinghay School

At Billinghay Primary School we provide our children with an exciting and balanced curriculum to include all children. However, we understand that some children experience barriers to their learning and therefore require additional support at various times in their school life. Teachers take these difficulties and requirements into account when planning lessons and make additional provision where necessary. This additional intervention could be on an individual bases or as part of a group.

A copy of our SEND Policy can be viewed under the Key Policies part of the website and a link is also provided below.

Click on the link below to download a copy of our SEND Information Report (previously known as a Local Offer).

Lincolnshire's Local Offer

The Local Offer is part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms from the Children and Families Act 2014.

There are two main purposes for the Local Offer;

  • to improve information about services and provision available for families, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and to make it easier for all families to find this information by making it available in one place.
  • that by working directly with families, children and young people on developing the Local Offer, Local Authorities and Health partners can improve provision.

Lincolnshire’s Local Offer includes leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups.

Please use the link below to access Lincolnshire's Local Offer:

https://lincolnshire.fsd.org.uk/kb5/lincs/fsd/home.page

 

The link will also take you to the online guide to services and information on local organisations for parents, practitioners, children, young people, partners & providers in Lincolnshire.

If You Have a Complaint About SEND Provision at School

 

If you have a query or complaint regarding your child and their special educational need then please initially discuss this with your child’s class teacher. This may be by letter, by telephone or in person by appointment. We hope that most problems can be sorted out this way. If after discussing your concerns with your child’s class teacher you feel that your complaint has not been properly dealt with, or your concern is about the conduct of that class teacher, then you should discuss the matter with our SENDCo. You could also request that school SEN Governor be present at this discussion.

 

If you feel that the matter has not been sorted out satisfactorily then you should follow the procedures set down in our Complaints Policy from ‘the Third step’ of the complaints process.

 

Examples of Intervention Programmes in place at school

Throughout our school we provide intervention programmes to either consolidate and close any gaps in a child’s learning, helping them to progress at a faster pace, or to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Phonics

Phonics intervention groups are completed throughout school to develop and secure children’s phonetical knowledge of letter sounds to help them progress in reading and spelling.

1st Class@Number

1st Class@Number is a mathematics intervention group for children in Years 1 to 3. The programme develops children’s’ confidence when using numbers, giving them a greater understanding of mathematical vocabulary and processes used during Numeracy lessons. 1st Class@Number 2 is designed to be accessed by children in Years 4-6.

Toe by Toe

Toe by Toe is an intervention programme to help children with their reading. Children completing Toe by Toe work individually with an adult for approximately 10 minutes each day, consolidating their knowledge of letter sounds and practising blending letters together.

Reading At Level Four (RALF)

RALF is an intervention programme for children in Year 6 which develops and secures the reading skills needed to achieve level 4. RALF is completed in small groups and allows children to access a variety of different books and text types. The programme can be amended for different year groups and also makes use of ebooks and our ipads.

Clued Up For Grammar

This is a fun programme to help children understand the application of key grammar and punctuation techniques. It has an interactive and multi sensory approach to teaching and learning, with the use of Ivor Clue and his rival, Criminal Kev.

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