SEN Information Report 


Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 Hearing Impairment
Statement stage of the SEN Code of Practice
Common Assessment Framework Health VisitorSpeech and Language Therapist
 CAMHS LACSEN Code of Practise
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.Looked after Children The legal document that sets out the requirements for SEN
Child in Need
Mild Learning DifficultySpecial Educational Needs
Child ProtectionNational CurriculumSpecial Educational Needs and/or disabilities
English as an Additional LanguageNational Health ServiceSpecific Learning Difficulties
Education, Health, Care PlanOccupational TherapistVisual Impairment
Educational PsychologistPhysical Difficulty 

Barclay Primary is a mainstream academy school where we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this, many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. This report uses the Local Authority (LA) Local Offer. This is available to view at to meet the needs of SEN pupils within Barclay Primary School.

We are committed to ensuring all our children receive high-quality teaching. However, for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets.

Current Special Educational Needs (SEN) updates

Children and Families Bill 2014
The Children and Families Bill takes forward the Coalition Government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The Bill reforms the systems for adoption, looked-after children, family justice and special educational needs.

The Government has transformed the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them. The Bill extends the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents/carers greater control and choice in decisions, and ensuring needs are properly met. It takes forward the reform programme set out in Government's Green Paper ‘Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability’:

Implementing this process will mean:

  • replacing statements and learning difficulty assessments with a new birth-to-25 Education, Health and Care Plan, which extends the rights and protections to young people in further education and training, and offers families personal budgets so that they have more control over the support they need
  • improving co-operation between all the services that support children and their families, and particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together
  • Local Authorities will involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a ‘local offer’ of support.


What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This information sets out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child

What will it do?
The Local Offer provides parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area and what they can expect from those services. With regard to education, it lets parents/carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across their local settings. During the last year, the Local Offer Steering Group has developed questions for schools and trialled them within a small number of settings.

There are a number of questions, devised in consultation with parents/carers and other agencies, which reflect their concerns and interests. These will be answered by agencies, schools and colleges to provide information to parents/carers to enable them to make decisions about how to best support their child’s needs.

Relevant links
For further information on SEN, please see the school’s Inclusion policy.

  • Local Offer – London Borough of Waltham Forest – click here for more details
  • If you require any help or advice about Special Educational Needs at Barclay, please contact:
            – Mr Daniel-John Constable - Inclusion Team Leader & Head Teacher – 020 8539 6777                               
            – SENCO - Janet Oatham
            – SEND & EAL Teacher - Mrs G McDonald & Ms L Moore
            – Catriona Hoult, Parent Advisory Body Member, Inclusion        

Frequently Asked Questions
How can my child get SEN help in school?
 How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with sen and what training do they have?

Transition Policy
How do we support children with identified special needs starting at school?
 How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with sen and what training do they have? 
How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my childs learning in school
How can I let the school know i am concerned about my childs progress in school
How will we measure the progress of your child in school

How have we made this school accessible to children with SEN?

  Who are the other people providing services to children with an SEN in the school?
Directly funded by the school:
  • Learning Mentors
  • Additional Speech and Language Therapy input 
  • Additional Educational Psychology input to provide a higher level of service to the school
Paid for centrally by the local authority but delivered in school:
  • Autism Outreach Service
  • Hearing Impaired Service
  • Visually impaired Service
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Professional training for school staff to deliver medical interventions
  • Parent Partnership Service to support families through the SEN processes and procedures
Provided and paid for by the National Health Service (NHS) but delivered in school:
  • School Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy