Special Educational Needs and Disability

The Local Offer at Bowmandale Primary School

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 my 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.

Examples of one to one and group interventions at Bowmandale are:

The SEND Team

SEND Co-ordinator (SENCO)

Miss L Turner (Mrs S White maternity cover)

Specialist Teacher for SEND

Mrs S Kemp

Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Hutchinson

The Pastoral Care Team

Safeguarding and Behaviour Leader

Mrs E Dunstan

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Miss L Turner
Mrs Y Joy

Learning Mentor

Mrs Y Joy

Behaviour Mentor

Mr M Burgess

Specialist Counsellor and Therapist

Mrs E Clarke

Specialist Services and Expertise

At times it may be necessary to consult with outside agencies to receive their specialised expertise. The agencies used by the school include:

Local SEND Services

The following local agencies provide services which you may wish to access.

The SEND Local Offer

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.

North Lincs Local Offer website


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:

Dunstall Street
DN15 6JZ
Telephone: 01724 277766
Email: nek@actionforchildren.org.uk

Kaleidoscope website

Barton Children's Centre

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
Council Terrace
Barton upon Humber
DN18 5AP

Barton Children's Centre website

Also see our Safeguarding page for further information about cources available at Barton and Winterton Children's Centres

The Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service

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:

Hewson House
Station Road
DN20 8XJ
Telephone: 01724 277665
Email: help@nlsendiass.org.uk

SENDIASS website

Parent Involvement Partnership

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.

Parent Involvement Partnership website

SEND Documents

More information about the SEND provision at Bowmandale Primary School is detailed in the documents below.

SEND Information Report

SEND Guide for Families

SEND Policy

Medical Needs Policy

DfE SEND Code of Practice

DfE SEND Guide for Parents and Carers