In our school, we have an absolute commitment to inclusion and the belief that all children have the right to access the school curriculum whatever their needs and abilities.

We are proud of our outstanding provision for our physically disabled pupils and pupils with special educational needs, which has been recognised with the awarding of the Inclusion Quality Mark.

SEND Policy

Please click here to read our Special Educational Needs policy.

Local Offer

Barnet’s Local Offer gives children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families’ information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups in their local area. Click here for a link to the webpage. Click here for link to latest drop in dates and click here for booking form.

Support in the Classroom

Some of our children may experience difficulties which affect their learning. These difficulties may be short term or they may require longer-term interventions. At Colindale Primary School we recognise that changing how we teach, using specialist resources or adapting the environment, can all have a positive impact on a child achieving their potential.

We have produced a booklet called Supporting children with SEND at Colindale Primary School that describes some of the reasons why a child’s learning may be affected and practical solutions that can easily be implemented. Click here to see a copy.

Resourced Based Provision

At Colindale Primary School we have an additional provision for children with disabilities. This is known as our Resource Based Provision (ARP).

In our brochure, we explain what the Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) is and how it works in Colindale School.

Please click here to view the brochure.

Working with children with physical disabilities

In this booklet we outline the important things to know when supporting children with physical disabilities, taking away some of the mystery about equipment and everyday practice in school.

Please click here to view the booklet.

Shared Goals Meetings

For any child at Colindale School who has an EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan) there is a meeting once a term to review their needs and to set targets. These are targets that all professionals and parents can work on together in their individual settings.

People involved in the meetings include:

  • parents
  • class teacher
  • special needs assistant
  • assistant SENCo
  • speech therapist
  • physiotherapist
  • occupational therapist

We use a form called All About Me which outlines all of the child’s needs and is based on the four areas of need as outlined in the Code of Practice as follows:

  1. Physical and Sensory Needs
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Language and Communication
  4. Emotional and Mental Health

The parents and professionals will discuss and assess all the areas and decide on new targets.

Please note: a child may have a Shared Goals meeting even before they have been issued an EHCP, as we recognise the need for a shared commitment to their welfare. Click here for an example of the All About Me form.

Pupil Progress Meeting

There are other children at Colindale who require interventions or additional support. Once a term, the class teacher meets with the Assistant SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) to review what is being provided in class and if necessary to arrange for interventions to take place.

Interventions include:

  • extra reading
  • extra maths
  • phonic groups
  • play therapy
  • lunchtime social club
  • mentor
  • specialist horse riding
  • co-ordination skills
  • sensory room
  • soft play

SEND Support Group

Once a month on a Monday from 9 – 10 am the Assistant SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) Mrs Lazarus, holds a Support Group for parents and carers of children with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities). This is an informal group and parents/carers can ask questions, seek advice, put ideas forward, share their experiences and raise any issues they would like. It is also a good opportunity for us to find out about your views on school issues.

SEND Drop-In Session

Every Monday between 8:50am and 9:15am Mrs Lazarus (Assistant Special Educational Needs Coordinator) will be available in the Family Room if you have a concern or question about your child’s special needs. No appointment necessary. View flyer here

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