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The Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Butlers Court School is Mrs Sarah Cantwell-Wilkinson who can be contacted through the school office. 01494 673538.

A Parents/Carers guide to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Butlers Court School Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulation Annual Report

The type of SEND provision that Butlers Court School caters for is an inclusive, broad and balanced education serving the varied needs of children in our catchment area.

Butlers Court School’s Accessibility Policy can be found here: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/butlers-court/UploadedDocument/f3ed7c4fbcfb4742841657348a98ca61/2014-accessibility-plan.pdf


Butlers Court School’s Policy


Butlers Court School’s policy (including pupils who do and do not have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHC) for:

  • Identifying and assessing pupils with SEND:
    • Liaison with feeder nurseries
    • Child performing below age expected levels
    • Concerns raised by parent
    • Concerns raised by class teacher
    • Diagnosis by external agencies
    • Advice from external agencies


  • Assessing and reviewing the progress of pupils with SEND:
    • Progress against individual targets is measured regularly with teachers, teaching assistants and the SENDco and provision maps adjusted accordingly


  • Types of need of pupils with SEND:
  • The children with SEND who attend Butlers Court have needs which fit into the four broad areas of need as outlined by the SEND Code of Practice 2015.



Butlers Court School’s SEND can be found here: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/butlers-court/UploadedDocument/83895f830cd14973911413f13cd96ac6/2016-send-policy.pdf


Butlers Court School’s Supporting Pupils with Medicines in School policy can be found here: https://primarysite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/d298586f42364d4bb8f9df7b24bcbe07/9ef3/2014Supportingpupilswithmedicalconditions.pdf 


Butlers Court School’s Approach to Teaching


Butlers Court School approach for teaching pupils with SEND (including pupils who do and do not have an EHC plan):

  • By adapting the curriculum and learning environment:
    • The use of Quality First teaching practice to effectively differentiate the curriculum to meet the varied needs of children and make reasonable adjustments as appropriate


  • With additional support for learning:
    • Appropriate provision is planned, this may be specific individual  targets or small group work


  • Through activities that are available to pupils with SEND in addition to those available through the curriculum:
    • Access to programmes devised by external agencies as appropriate


  • Through improving the emotional and social development of pupils with SEND:
    • All children have access to quality first personal, social, health and citizenship education and systems are in place to ensure children are supported socially and emotionally


  • We ensure that all of our children including children with SEND are treated equally, fairly and with the same opportunities during their time at Butlers Court school:
  • We do this by ensuring that all our staff members are aware of the needs of our children and appropriate arrangements are in place to allow for this
  • We follow our school’s anti bullying policy. Link:
  • We carefully follow advice given to us from professionals and other agencies to ensure that children with SEND are appropriately supported



Butlers Court School’s Facilities


Butlers Court School’s facilities to include pupils with SEND and how you obtain new or specialist equipment and facilities:

  • Reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that individual children have access to facilities and equipment under the guidance of specialist advisors





Butlers Court School’s Training


Butlers Court School’s arrangement for training staff in relation to pupils with SEND:

  • Relevant training is provided for staff in order to support the varied needs of children
  • Specialist expertise is obtained by Butlers Court School by engaging professional advice as necessary



Butlers Court School’s Consultation


Butlers Court School’s arrangements to consult with and involve:

  • Parents/carers of pupils with SEND about the education of their child:
    • Parents are kept fully informed about their child’s progress and their targets through support plans, parent consultation meetings and school reports and by the class teacher and SENDco
  • Children about their education:
    • Children are involved in their own target setting and review of learning


Butlers Court School’s Partnerships

  • Butlers Court School’s governing body involve other bodies (including health, social care, BCC support services, voluntary and community groups) to meet the needs of pupils with SEND by:
    • Following identification of need appropriate support services are located and engaged to support both children and their families


  • Butlers Court School’s arrangements for pupils with SEND transferring between other education providers:
    • Transition meetings and visits are arranged and supported between different education providers


  • Butlers Court School collaborates between the following education providers and other settings:
    • Local schools and nurseries
    • Pupil referral units
    • Specialist SEND schools and units


  • Butlers Court School communicates the contact details for the support listed above to pupils with SEND and their families by:
    • 1:1 discussions as appropriate

Admission Arrangements for Pupils with SEND

  • We follow the guidance regarding admissions for children with SEND given to us by Buckinghamshire LA


The School’s Key Contacts


The name and contact details of Butlers Court School’s SEND coordinator are:

Mrs Cantwell-Wilkinson  (NASENco Award)

Scantwell1@bucksgfl.org.uk       01494 673538


The contact for compliments, concerns or complaints from parents of pupils with SEND is:

Mrs Marshall  (NASENco Award)

headspa@butlerscourt.org.uk     01494 673538


Butlers Court School’s Complaints policy is available here: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/butlers-court/UploadedDocument/fa22a3f65e9c499882dcad20ba5f301f/2015-complaints_proc.pdf


Butlers Court School’s link to the Bucks Local Offer is available here: www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/localoffer


The Bucks Local Offer provides information and advice on special educational needs and disability provision, both inside and outside the local authority. If you wish to contact Buckinghamshire county council about the Local Offer please call 08456884944 or email familyinfo@ buckscc.gov.uk