Special Educational Needs

Whilst children may have special educational needs either throughout or at any time during their school career, we aim to ensure that all provision for children with special educational needs takes into account the type and extent of the difficulties experienced by the pupil.

The school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Karen Carmichael.

The Special Educational Needs Governor is Mr Craig Hudson-Peacock .

SEN Documentation

All information regarding the provision of SEN to Burghfield St Mary’s pupils can be found in one of the following three locations:

Please find below, the SEND Local Offer Newsletter that is issued termly. I’m sure you will find the newsletter interesting and informative, this is just the shop window into everything that is available on the Local Offer. It can also be accessed on the West Berkshire Directory (https://directory.westberks.gov.uk/kb5/westberkshire/directory/home.page)  )

We also have a Facebook page – West Berkshire Family information Service

You will be amazed at what you can see!

Some information can be found repeated in these documents but broadly, the purpose of the three documents are as follows:

  • Local Offer – a contract outlining the provisions West Berkshire council make for parents and students
  • School policy – the ethos of the school with regards to SEN and the structures and procedures
  • Information Report –  an annual account of the provision the school has actually made

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Carmichael if you wish to discuss any of the details contained in these documents.

For any complaints, please follow our complaints procedure outlined here