Bethany CE Junior School

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Inclusion and SEN

Special Education Needs and Disability

At Bethany CE Junior School, we have a very dedicated team of teachers and Teaching Assistants who can offer a range of support to all children with special educational needs and disabilities.


We appreciate that children’s mental and emotional health can have a direct impact on their academic performance so we have people who are trained to run interventions (groups or 1:1) to help in this area. These include:

  • Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA)
  • Nurture Groups


During their time in school many children may need a bit of support in their academic work and we offer short or long term support for children in:

  • Handwriting
  • Fine motor skills
  • Reading
  • Phonics
  • Maths
  • Speech, language and communication
  • English as an additional language


As well as having a wealth of experience within school,  we have close working relationships with a variety of outside agencies including Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Service, community pediatricians and CAMHS. If necessary we can refer children to these services to get a bespoke package of support.


Speaking and listening are important skills for learning. When children have difficulties in either of these areas then we initially take advice from the speech and language service.  Following their assessment we are provided with targets by the therapist and these are addressed in school by the Speech therapy TA or by the class TA. In addition, some children may require block therapy sessions with the Speech Therapy Technician. These are carried out at school.


At Bethany CE Junior School, we aim to be fully inclusive, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met wherever possible. We have an open door policy and the SENCo is always happy to talk about any specific concerns and to work with families to help their children in all aspects of their learning.

Daytime Short Break Activities (for children in need of additional support)


Bournemouth are starting a tender for Daytime Short Break Activities. To ensure that they commission the appropriate services, they have a questionnaire available for parents/ carers. This short questionnaire will give you an opportunity to give your opinions on the current offering of services and any gaps. The questionnaire is available at the link below:



There is also an attached a PDF version, however if you would prefer to be sent a paper copy please contact Emily Brett on 01202 456286 or and she will arrange for this to be sent.

SEN Information Report 2016/17

Young Carers