Barnett Wood Infant School


SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our vision for all children in the school is to achieve well and lead happy, confident and successful lives. At Barnett Wood, we recognise that the quality of teaching within the classroom has the greatest influence over children’s progress. We, therefore, invest in training, resources and monitoring to ensure our classrooms are an inclusive place for all children. This is known as the Universal offer/‘Wave 1’ or ‘Quality First Teaching’.


Targeted support /‘Wave 2’ is planned to enable children (who are working below the level of their year group) to work at the expected level for their age. The support aims to close the gap in attainment between the child and his/her peers. These are generally taught in a small group, wherever possible within the classroom.


Specialist support or ‘Wave 3’ support is usually provided at the individual level and is personalised to enable the child to achieve his/her potential. Children who are in receipt of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and those children who have more complex needs, will have personalised Support Plans, for their educational needs or for their social and emotional needs. The plan is prepared by the class teacher, overseen by the SENDCO and is reviewed termly. It may also include provision/ advice from an external agency or professional, such as a Speech and Language therapist.


We will assess children's needs at the earliest opportunity and will decide on appropriate support options and possible interventions.

We will involve parents, children and, where appropriate, professional services in the support process.

Please read the full school offer and SEND information report below or contact the SENDCO Mrs Gregory ( if you have any other enquiries.