Special Educational Needs
The West Berkshire Local Offer information for Bucklebury can be found by clicking here.
At Bucklebury, learning is at the heart of all school activity. We provide a safe, happy, caring, family environment, where Christian values are promoted, individual needs are met and all successes are celebrated. In keeping with our Christian ethos, we foster respect for individuals and their differences, together with responsibility for our surroundings and ourselves.
Sometimes, children have particular needs that require additional support in school. Such needs will always be discussed with parents, and we will seek to ensure there is appropriate support given to children to meet the identified need. Many children at this point benefit from an Support and Achievement Plan (SAP) which identifies the needs of the child and ways of meeting that need.
If you have any concerns about your child’s educational or social needs please discuss these with your child’s class teacher at any point in the year.
At times, the needs of a pupil require additional advice or support from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in school, and sometimes external agencies may be invited into school to give further professional advice and support.
In most cases, we will seek to provide suitable teaching and learning opportunities within the normal class context. Additionally, your child may benefit from small group or individual support.
Occasionally, the needs of a child are significant enough for the school to seek additional support, and sometimes funding, to help meet the needs of a child.
In all cases, you will be fully involved in the discussions, advice and support. The range of provision available is described in the school’s ‘local offer’ which can be accessed here. Full details are in the Special Educational Needs Policy, and this will be discussed with you as necessary.
It is also recognised that some children are more able, and sometimes have specific skills, talents and abilities. Wherever appropriate these needs will also be met through school, or advice will be given as to where additional support or opportunities might be found.
For more information on more able children, visit the Government website.
The school recieves additional funding for qualifying pupils. This is part of a national strategy to increase the achievement of all pupils. The school publishes an annual summary each year on how it is using these additional funds. the most recent can be read here.
For more information on Pupil Premium, visit the Government website.