SEND Information


At Bishopspark School, we strive to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress. We work in partnership with parents, pupils and outside professionals to achieve this.

Ofsted (2017) stated that as a school we "invest significant time in supporting pupils’ emotional development. Specific sessions for those pupils who may be vulnerable provide the time and space for a trusting relationship to develop between an adult and a child so that discussion is open and honest. Pupils quickly develop their own armoury of strategies for dealing with their feelings so that they can respond more appropriately to challenging situations in the future." 

Our previous Ofsted (2013) noted that. “The learning of disabled pupils and those who find learning difficult, including those on school action and school action plus, is well supported. Their needs are identified rigorously. These pupils receive tailored personalised support and guidance in lessons, for example through the use of additional adults, to meet their needs. As a result, they make similar progress to other pupils.”

SENCo / Inclusion Manager Statement

At Bishopspark School, we believe in the importance of developing life-long learning skills through the use of ‘Learning Powers’. Quality First Teaching, the celebration of personal achievement and carefully constructed learning opportunities based on our identified ‘Curriculum Drivers’ we aim to ensure that every child makes excellent progress.   

However for some of our learners, there are occasions when additional support is required to allow us to support the next steps in their learning journey. Additional support may be given for a set period of time or for a longer period to ensure every learner makes progress. Our parents are informed, included and supported throughout such periods of provision.  

If a learner’s needs are greater than the majority of children of the same age, or they have a disability which hinders their use of educational facilities provided for the age group, then they are considered to have Special or Additional Educational Needs.

Their needs may be in the area of:

Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Behaviour, Social or Emotional, Physical or Sensory difficulties.

At Bishopspark School, teaching and learning opportunities are adapted and continually evaluated (with the support of external agencies when required) to ensure the needs of all of our learners are met. Parents should not feel unduly anxious about such additional support, which at our school allows all learners to receive the specific help they need to make the next steps in their life-long learning journey to achieve their potential.

We hope the information in our SEND Offer explains how we provide this support at Bishopspark School. If you need any further information or have any concerns please contact Miss Caulfield (SENCo/Inclusion Manager)





  1. Bishopspark School Special Educational Needs Information Report
  2. Special Educational Needs Policy
  3. MOD Schools SEN Targeted Services
  4. Bishopspark Parent Guide to SEND