Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RS
015395 52298
Paul Macfarlane Helen Fothergill


All schools need to provide a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report and a School Offer. The school offer is part of the wider Local Authority Offer, and is based on the requirement for all schools to outline the support available to children with SEND. We have decided to combine these two documents into one, and include information on our SEND Policy also, so you have one place to find out all the information you need.

To make it as easy as possible to find the information you require, we have laid it out as a series of questions parents/carers often ask about a school and what happens for children with SEND. If there is a question you would like answered that isn’t included or you would like additional information, please let us know.

At Dean Barwick Primary School, we are determined to meet the individual needs of all our pupils. Pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are encouraged to become increasingly independent and take responsibility within the school.

The school manages to meet the needs of children who may be experiencing difficulty with learning, or who have a disability, according to the current requirements as set out in the Code of Practice.

Children experiencing difficulty at any time or in any area of school life are quickly identified and given appropriate input and support. The class teacher is able to draw on the advice and experience of colleagues, particularly the school’s Special Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO), and external agencies if necessary. Each child with special educational needs has a Individual Pupil Plan (IPP), which is created in consultation with the child and their parents and reviewed regularly. All teachers plan, set and mark work appropriate and relevant to the individual needs of their pupils, taking into account any requirements set out in the IPP.

Our school has an exceptionally strong and experienced staff and a range of resources and intervention strategies to support our children with their individual needs. In addition, some of our specialist staff have further qualifications.  We have also established very strong links with professionals outside school, including educational psychologists, speech and language teachers and occupational therapy.

If you have any queries about the Special Educational Needs provision for your child or require any further information about our provision for children with additional needs please see our SEND Information Report and School offer below.  Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact School’s SEND lead: Mrs H. Fothergill at h.fothergill@deanbarwick.cumbria.cumbria.sch.uk or by telephoning the school office on 015395 52298 for further information.