SEND

Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of our school website 

Miss Edwards leads the Special Educational Needs for Busbridge Infant School. She can be contacted through the school by emailing info@busbridge-infant.surrey.sch.uk or by telephoning 01483 417898.

Inclusion at Busbridge Infant School

We pride ourselves on the inclusive learning environment for all our children. We recognise that all children may require additional support at some point during their learning. High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils who have or may have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

“A pupil has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age” (p.94 SEND Code of Practice 2015).

High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils who have or may have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Special Educational Needs fall into four main categories, as identified in the SEND Code of Practice 2015:

  • Communication and Interaction

  • Cognition and Learning

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health

  • Sensory or Physical

Continued Professional Development (CPD) for staff is tailored to develop their expertise to enable them to meet both a child’s individual needs or a group of children’s needs. Class teachers are responsible for ensuring an appropriate learning environment is equipped to cater for all the needs in their class so that they can deliver high quality teaching. 

If you are concerned about your child’s learning and you think your child may have Special Educational Needs but have not been diagnosed as such, you should in the first instance contact your child's Class Teacher.

Busbridge Infant School's Local Offer

Some examples of agencies which support our school:

CAMHS - Child Adult Mental Health Service more information can be found at https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/mindsightsurreycamhs

EP – Educational Psychologist Service more information can be found at https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/service.page?id=RQxn9VokIbI

SALT – Speech And Language Therapy Service more information can be found at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/send/services/speech-and-language

STIP – Specialist Teachers for Inclusive Practice Service more information can be found at https://servicesforschools.surreycc.gov.uk/AboutUs

School Nurse Service more information can be found at https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/services/school-nursing-general