At Bowmandale Primary School we value all of our children. We believe that they all have an equal opportunity to work to their full potential and to enjoy being part of a positive school community.
Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. The difficulties may be short or long term and they may need extra or different help from that given to other children. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them throughout their time at school. Quality first teaching and well planned differentiation are essential to achieve this; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. This is where the SEND team would begin to work to support pupils and their teachers.
Support may be given in a group or one to one, either within the classroom or separately. All groups are run by trained teaching assistants or class teachers and are used to support a wide range of children, not just those with Special Educational Needs.
Mrs S White
Mrs S Kemp
Mrs M Hutchinson
Mrs E Dunstan
Miss L Turner
Mrs Y Joy
Mrs Y Joy
Mrs E Clarke
At times it may be necessary to consult with outside agencies to receive their specialised expertise.
If parents are concerned about any aspect of SEND provision at the school they are encouraged to contact the SENCo initially. Additional support and advice can be accessed through SENDIASS.
Arrangements are made by the governing body relating to treatment of complaints from parents of pupils with SEND concerning the provision made at the school should in the first instance be directed to the class teacher/ SENCo. However, should a parent feel that his/her complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily by the class teacher/ SENCo he/she has the right to refer the matter to the head teacher.
The following local agencies provide services which you may wish to access.
The SEND Local Offer in North Lincolnshire aims to provide you with the information you may need, or want to know, about resources, services, support, activities and events for North Lincolnshire's children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families. Information is arranged according to age from pre-school through to early adulthood.
Kaleidoscope offers a wide range of services to support parent/carers of children and young people, aged 0 to 25 years; with additional needs, disabilities and long term health conditions. This can include advice, support and workshops for parents, activities for children and parent support sessions. They can be contacted at:
Telephone: 01724 277766
Anyone can access Barton Children's Centre, which is located behind Castledyke Primary School, Council Terrace. The nearest car park is approximately two minutes' walk away. Activities are inclusive to all children and young people, including those who have a disability or additional needs. All activities are free unless otherwise stated. There is also an on-site nursery at Barton children's centre. The centre also offers parenting groups and courses.
Barton Children's Centre
Barton upon Humber
Also see our Safeguarding page for further information about courses available at Barton and Winterton Children's Centres
The Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), formerly known as the Parent Partnership Service, provides a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) aged 0 - 25. We also support children and young people with SEND. They can be contacted at:
Telephone: 01724 277665
The Parent Involvement Partnership is a forum for the views of parents and carers of disabled children, those with special needs, young people and families. We do this by representing them on various focus groups and forums.
More information about the SEND provision at Bowmandale Primary School is detailed in the documents below.