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Special Educational Needs and Disability Information

Pupils with special educational needs are regarded as full members of the school community and the provision for them is inclusive.

All children attending the school have full access to the environment, resources, staff and activities. The school carefully monitors all areas of school life to identify and address any barriers to inclusion for individuals or groups.

The school curriculum is planned and differentiated to meet the range of individual needs of all pupils. The curriculum is further modified on a short-term planning basis to meet specific individual’s special educational needs. The school provides extra support, when necessary, to ensure that children with special educational needs are able to access the full curriculum.

The person with responsibility for SEN coordination is Miss Kee, Inclusion Leader. She can be contacted on the school phone number 020 7228 3857. 

John Burns is an inclusive school. We aim to ensure that all pupils including those with special educational needs have full access to all school activities so far as this is reasonable, practical and compatible with the pupil receiving special educational provision and consistent with the efficient education of other children in the school and the effective use of resources.

Every teacher is expected to be a teacher of every child or young person including those with SEN. Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff, including UP Foundation staff. We are committed to high quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised and strive to provide a curriculum which is accessible to, and meets the individual needs of the majority of children and young people.

We recognise that some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to and different from this and we will make our best endeavours to ensure that special educational provision is made for those that need it.

We aim to know where children with SEN are in their learning by:

• Ensuring decisions are informed by the insights of parents and the children themselves.
• Having high expectations for all children
• Tracking their progress towards their targets
• Reviewing the additional to and different provisions that are made for them
• Promoting positive outcomes in personal and social development
• Ensuring that the approaches we use are based on the best possible evidence and are having the required impact on progress.

We recognise the vital role of parents/carers in the identification assessment and response to their child’s special educational needs. We aim to work in partnership with parents/carers, valuing their views and contributions and endeavour to keep them fully involved in their child’s education.
We recognise the importance of early identification and assessment of pupils with special educational needs. We have practices and procedures in place which aim to ensure that all pupils’ special educational needs are identified and assessed and the curriculum is planned to meet their needs.

Click here to read our SEN Information Report (October 2023).

More information about the Local Offer of services and support for children and young people with special needs and disabilities in Wandsworth can be found by clicking here.

The helpline is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday on 020 8871 7899.