Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

We are an inclusive school where all students are valued, respected and treated as equal members regardless of ability, needs, and behaviour. We offer all students access to a broad, balanced, and enriching curriculum, and a full range of educational opportunities.

All teachers are teachers of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) which requires the learning to be adapted to meet individual needs. However, we believe that students with SEND may, at times, require additional support and intervention to achieve their potential. We fully accept our responsibilities in complying with the SEND Code of Practice (DfE, 2015) and ensuring that all students are safe, healthy, and able to enjoy school life fully.

Students with SEND are supported in and out of the classroom according to their individual needs, and benefit from the care and attention offered by our SEND Support Team. The work of the Support Team is instrumental in supporting the needs of our vulnerable students in and out of the school setting.

Our Local Offer

Our Local Offer provides information for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities identified through an Education Health Care plan (EHC) or My Plan, and those who support children with additional educational needs requiring SEND support. This information outlines the support, challenge, and provision we are able to put in place for these students at Bournside.

SENCo (Operations)

Ellen Ashford-Keheller: ema@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk.

SENDIASS Gloucestershire

SENDIASS provides confidential, impartial, and free advice, information, and support for parents/carers of students with special educational needs.

SENDIASS Gloucestershire
2nd Floor Messenger House
35 St Michael’s Square
Gloucester
GL1 1HX

Email: pps@carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Freephone: 0800 158 3603 (mobile users may be charged)

Direct lines: 01452 389344/01452 389345

Gloucestershire Local Authority Local Offer

Gloucestershire Local Authority Local Offer can be found at: GlosFamilies Directory.

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