Barrow Hall Community Primary School

Our school motto is, "We are here to feel secure, be valued and to learn".
For myself, the teachers, the support staff and parents, this mission statement represents a journey, rather than a destination, as it is something that we start over again at the beginning of each new term, and though everyone connected with Barrow Hall Primary will guard against complacency, we hope that the pictures and the contents of our website strongly suggest that our journey, and that of your children, will be one of fun, learning and mutual respect.
Ours is a very large, vibrant school, lively and busy. We are proud of the atmosphere and the pupils who contribute to it, for Barrow Hall is a HAPPY school.
Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details. Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/ drop off from this school.
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Barrow Hall Community Primary School

Barrow Hall Lane

Great Sankey



SEND Local Offer description

Barrow Hall Community Primary School is a popular 3 form entry community school (recently converted from 2.5 form entry) situated in Great Sankey.

SEND Local Offer contact name

John Littler - Head Teacher

Age range

5-7, 8-11

What extra support is available at school?

Needs led SALT (speech and language therapy)

Staff know if a child / young person needs support

Well trained members of staff use observations and on-going assessments to identify any possible areas of need. Parents can raise concerns with members of staff and/or our SENDCo at any time.

What to do if you think your child needs support

In the first instance a parent should talk about any concerns to the class teacher and/or SENDCo.

How will staff support a child with SEND?

Initially teaching staff will support your child through differentiated learning and Quality First teaching. Following further assessment, should additional support be required, a plan will be discussed between you, class teacher and the SENDCo. This plan will be monitored regularly. Assessment of needs informs the next stage of planning.

How is the curriculum matched to a child's needs?

In the first instance work will be differentiated to suit a variety of learning styles and needs. Assessment of needs will then inform the next stage of planning. Following this, reasonable adjustments will be made to support a particular need.

How do parents learn about their child's progress?

Regular meetings will take place between you, the class teacher and SENDCo to discuss progress of any individual plan and identify next steps. Your child's views will be part of this process. Part of the plan will include any advice on how you can support your child's learning.

How is children's well-being supported?

All staff offer pastoral support for children. The school has access to external agencies and professionals, such as an Educational Welfare Officer to provide support with behaviour, attendance and emotional well-being. We have comprehensive policies to deal with medical issues, based on current good practice and accepted guidelines.

What specialist services can the setting access?

Where appropriate, the school is able to access Educational Psychologists, SEN Consultants, Speech and Language therapists, a Family Support Worker and a School Health Advisor, Occupational Therapist, specialist nurses. Access to these services is prioritised according to need and availability.

What SEND training do staff receive?

We currently have staff trained in speech and language programmes, motor skills and dyslexia. Training is provided according to the needs of children within the school. Such needs are reviewed regularly and adapted accordingly.

How are all children included in all activities?

Our school and curriculum is fully inclusive and accessible to all children. Any particular needs will be taken into account and planned for accordingly to ensure that children are able to take a full and active part in school life. Parents of children with additional needs will be consulted to ensure optimum provision at all times.

How accessible is the environment?

The Infant building is accessible to wheelchairs. The Key Stage 2 is located over two floors with the upper storey only available via stairs. Disabled toilet facilities are available in both buildings. We endeavour to remove any barriers to communication through regular review of need.

How are resources matched to children's needs?

There is a specific budget allocated for SEN to fund the development of resources for children with additional needs. These are allocated on a fair and consistent basis dependent on the extent of available funds; the recommendations of external agencies for children; the availability of targeted Local Authority funding and priorities established within the annual school SEN development plan.

How are children supported through transition?

Comprehensive and appropriate transition arrangements are put in place at each stage of education both within the school and between schools and educational phases. Transition arrangements are adapted according to the needs of the child.

How is a decision made about the support needed?

The Headteacher and SENDCo (with appropriate, advice from external agencies where required,) will allocate resources and support based on recommendations from appropriate professionals. These will be informed by our own internal assessment procedures. Any plans will be discussed with parents and reviewed regularly.

How can parents and carers be involved?

Barrow Hall operates an open door policy to discuss any concerns that may arise. In addition parents are routinely invited to discuss the progress of their child, either as part of Parent Interview evenings or individually with class teachers, Teaching Assistants, SENDCo and/or other professionals.

Who can be contacted for further information?

For school based information you should initially contact your child's class teacher and then further discussion with the SENDCo and/or Headteacher if required.