SEND

To access our school’s Special Needs and Disability Offer click the link below. 

School admission arrangements for pupils with SEND:

Barcroft Primary School is situated in Willenhall and is part of Walsall Local Authority. We are a two form entry school with 60 places available for each year group. We also have a 52 place Nursery provision for children from 3 years of age.

Applications for school admissions are available from the school office or by telephone (01902 368132). You will need to provide a full birth certificate with the application. We follow Walsall Councils Admissions Policy and our oversubscribed criteria are available from the school office. If you are unable to secure a place for your child at our school the appeals process is managed by Walsall Admissions Team.

Prospective parents are very welcome to visit our school. If you would like to come and look around, please telephone the school office to make an appointment (01902 368132).

The accessibility plan for SEND is included in the local offer which has been accepted and approved by the governing body.

At present, we have the following numbers of children on the SEND register: 

SEND type Number of Pupils
Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) 1
School Enhanced 7
School Based 46
Concerns 0

Pupils are assessed and monitored constantly to ensure that the provision provided is the best and is suited to their individual changing needs. These figures are reviewed every half term by the Inclusion Team. 

For further information about SEND or to speak to the co-ordinators, please contact Mrs V. Micklewright-Smith or Mrs H. Porter through the school address; postbox@barcroft.walsall.sch.uk

Any complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) are handled in line with the school's complaints policy (please see the policies page). 

SEN behaviour statement:

Barcroft Primary School recognises that Special Educational Needs, disabilities, personal, social and emotional difficulties may make it harder for pupils to behave appropriately at all times. When issuing sanctions to pupils with these difficulties every effort is made to make reasonable adjustments to the sanction based on the pupils' level of difficulty and understanding, to ensure they are not disadvantaged or discriminated against in any way.

LEGO Based Therapy

Barcroft Primary School is proud to extend its established nurture provision to include an exciting, new experience: LEGO based therapy.

LEGO®-Based Therapy is a collaborative, play based intervention designed to improve social competence in children through the development of social skills. Small groups will work together which will provide opportunities for children to practise skills such as turn-taking, listening, sharing ideas, communication, compromise, problem solving and shared attention. 

Groups will be run by Mrs Edwards and during sessions, children are encouraged to follow pictorial instructions to build a model, whilst taking ownership of the roles of, ‘engineer’, a ‘supplier’ or a ‘builder’. The willingness to work together as a group stems from the motivation that the building element provides- children are interested in building and as such the shared focus allows children to learn and practise skills within a social environment that they feel safe and comfortable in.

This opportunity aims to identify and promote social, communication and play skills and will focus on the existing strengths of the children to develop the appropriate social competence skills.

For further information on this area please contact Mrs Edwards or alternatively please visit out research page.

 

Useful Links

Here are some links to websites that we find really useful. Some of them provide specialist information, others, useful resources for the classroom.

Speech Language and Communication:

Information related to children's communication. There are special sections for teachers and parents.

http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/

More useful information and access to resources.

Autism:

http://www.autism.org.uk/

A wealth of useful information.

http://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/

Some great information and helpful resources. There is also a section for children and young people. Many schools find good practice section especially helpful.

http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/page/index.cfm

This website is useful to signpost parents and carers to.

Teaching and Learning:

http://www.senteacher.org/

This website contains lots of useful printable and adaptable resources.

http://www.snip-newsletter.co.uk/

In the download section there is a really useful (and free) spelling programme. 

http://www.communication4all.co.uk

A range of useful downloadable resources that would support differentiation for pupils with SEND.

http://www.senassest.com/resources.html

A collection of symbol supported resources to support teaching and learning.