Special Educational Needs

Miss H Lee


At Bude Primary Academy all children are valued, respected and welcomed to our school whatever their additional educational need.  Our aim is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, encouragement, respect and sensitivity.  We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate. 

We do this by:

  • identifying  pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and ensure that their needs are met
  • ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities can access the activities of the school
  • ensuring that all learners make the best possible progress
  • ensuring  that learners express their views and are fully involved in decisions which affect their education
  • promoting effective partnerships and involving outside agencies when appropriate.

We work with a range of external agencies to provide the best support for all our children. There are too many to list, but they include:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Dyslexia Support Service
  • Hearing Support Service
  • Social Communication Difficulties Team
  • Medical Professionals
The school website gives parents general information about support for pupils with Special Educational Needs, however, any parent who wishes to discuss their individual child’s needs is encouraged to meet with our SENDCos Tanya Banks (Junior) and Hannah Lee (Infants).

Within school there are a variety of different SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS and INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS, designed to support our pupils. The range of support made in the school is “ Needs Led” and therefore varies each year in response to identified needs.

Local Offer

The Local Offer aims to help families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by gathering useful information they need to know, in one place, so they can make informed choices about the support they receive.

Our Local Offer describes the provision and guidance that is available for children and young people:

  • with SEND;
  • with or without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan or Statement of SEN;

Gifted and Talented

We aim to ensure that children who display exceptional gifts and talents are provided for. Every year, the children with exceptional gifts and talents are identified by members of staff as well as their families. We particularly ask for parental  information about talents that may not have been picked up within school, such as sporting talent, artistic talent, cooking or other abilities. It is these skills that make our pupils individuals and we want to ensure that they have the opportunity to shine and also to further develop their skills. This process enables the school to ensure that provision is in place to challenge and enrich the learning of this group of children.

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