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Brilliant Barwell Infant School - Children First!

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

All children are different - this is a fact that we embrace at Barwell Infant School.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, catering for the needs of all our pupils and we encourage every child to 'be the best that we can be!'


As with all schools, some of our children will be assessed as having Special Educational Needs (SEN).  This term covers a wide range of circumstances; including physical or sensory difficulties, specific or general learning difficulties and emotional or behavioural difficulties. 


Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Miss Myler.  If you have a concern about your child, the first thing to do is speak to your child's teacher.  Similarly, if your child's teacher has a concern, they will speak to you.  If the SENCO feels that your child does have SEN, a personalised plan will be put in place to give them additional help and support; and you will be encouraged to be fully involved in this process.


You can download a copy of our Special Educational Needs Policy using the link below:

SEND Code of Practice.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.2 MB]
SEND Policy ~ April 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [318.7 KB]
Local Offer April ~ 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [288.9 KB]
Policy for Disability Access Sept 2017.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [574.9 KB]

The Leicestershire 'Local Offer'

Across the country, councils are reforming how special needs assessments are carried out and how support is designed; following the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014.


The move is designed to ensure that children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families are fully involved in decisions about their support and what they want to achieve.

What do the changes mean?


Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities may be eligible for an SEN support plan or an education health and care (EHC) plan. This will replace the current system of statements and learning difficulty assessments.


Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities will be eligible for an assessment for an education, health and care plan from birth until the age of 25 whilst in education.


Children and young people who are eligible for an education, health and care plan will be offered the option of a personal budget to provide more choice over their care package.


Each council must develop a ‘local offer’ – in Leicestershire, this will be a new, Trip Advisor-style website containing information about all care and support services available


Professionals will work in a more coordinated way to join up help across education, health and social care

For more information:


If you have any concerns or questions, you can contact the Leicestershire SEND team by calling

0116 305 6545 or emailing


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