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Special Education Needs and Inclusion


At Badbury Park Primary School, all pupils are equally valued. We aim to provide an exciting and inspiring, balanced curriculum for all children, whatever their ability or need. Every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with a special educational need or disability.


A child has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.


A child has a learning difficulty if they:-

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age

  • Have a disability, which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of the educational facilities of a kind, provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority


The current figures for children identified SEND in schools nationally in 2022-2023 is 17.3%.

With those at SEND support 13% and children with EHCPs at 4.3%.


The teaching staff at Badbury Park Primary work with the Blue Kite Academy Trust SEND team to ensure they support the children academically, physically and socially. The school maintains a very close working relationship with children, staff, parents and outside agencies. Staff are trained to deal with a wide range of individual needs and to ensure all children are treated equally. The school, in consultation with the Trust Inclusion Manager and Governing Body, will review the provision for children with SEND every year. Parents will always be closely involved in all aspects of special provision.




Our aims when working with children with SEND in our school are to raise the aspirations of and expectations for all pupils including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities and planning our SEND provision to focus on outcomes for children.

To achieve this, we need to:


  • develop a ‘whole school, whole pupil’ approach to the management and provision of support for special educational needs/disabilities.

  • ensure we are creating an environment that meets the special educational needs and disabilities of each child.

  • ensure that the special educational needs of children are identified, assessed, and provided for.

  • identify the roles and responsibilities of staff in providing for children's special educational needs.

  • enable all children to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum and school life.

  • enable parents to play their part in supporting their child's education.

  • enable our children to have a voice in this process.


Please click below on the documents for our Information Report and SEND in a Nutshell that will give you more information on SEND provision in our school.  As well as useful links to the SEND provision within Swindon.

Useful SEND Documents

SEND Policy

SEN Information Report

SEND in a Nutshell

Graduated Response

Scaffolding and Support

Support with our Universal Offer

Local Offer


Since 2014, the Government has required all Local Authorities and schools in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision that are available in its own area for children and young people aged 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND) and outside of its area for the children and young people for whom it is responsible, regardless of whether or not they have Education, Health and Care Plans. This is known as the Local Offer. Please click here to access Swindon’s Local Offer. 

SEND Family Voices -

Useful Contacts

For SENCo related queries, please contact Mrs Eleanor Christmas  at

Swindon SEND Families Voice are the parent partnership organisation within Swindon and are a useful source of support and information to families with children with SEND. You can also find their Facebook page here.

The SEND room is an online Facebook support group for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 in Swindon who have any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Swindon. The aim of the group is to support one another, meet others in the local area who understand, to share information and experiences.

Click here for Swindon’s SEND newsletters and SEND family news Splash.

Useful abbreviations of acronyms, used within Special Educational Needs

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

SENCo – Special Educational Needs Coordinator

EHCP – Education Health and Care Plan

SEMH – Social Emotional and Mental Health

SASS – Swindon Autism Support Service

SCID – Social Communication and Interaction Difficulties

SALT – Speech and Language Therapy

EHR – Early Help Record

TaMHs – Targeted Mental Health service

EP – Educational Psychologist

IPP – Individual Play Plan

ISP – Individual Support Plan

HNF – High Needs Funding

SIASS - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information Advice & Support Service

SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed

CI – Communication and Interaction

CL – Communication and Language

VI – Visual impairment

HI – Hearing impairment

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