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Tubbenden Primary School

Tubbenden Primary School

SEN Information

Inclusion Manager: Mrs M Hughes

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO): Mrs M Hughes

Specialist Provision Lead Teacher: Miss O Fowler

Head of School: Mrs B Bruce

SEN Governor: Mrs C Mohammed

Class teacher:

He /she is responsible for:

  • Universal high quality teaching including adapting the curriculum to respond to strengths and needs of all pupils, differentiation, personalised learning plans, individual specialist resources. Regularly working with parents/carers and pupils to review the progress and plan next steps.
  • Following the school’s SEN policy.

Please see Tubbenden’s SEND policy on the school website. Our staff are committed to meeting the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice 2014.

If you have concerns about your child you should speak to their class teacher first. You may then be directed to Miss Fowler (ARP Lead) or the Inclusion Manager/SENCO (Mrs Hughes).

The SENCO and Specialist Provision Lead:

We are responsible for:

  • Coordinating provision for children with SEND - following a cycle of assess, plan, do and review, through numerous formal and informal opportunities.
  • Developing the school’s SEND policy
  • Identifying barriers to learning and putting support and interventions in place to overcome these
  • Ensuring that home and school have opportunity to work together to provide the best outcomes for the pupils
  • Promoting an ethos of Inclusion throughout the school
  • Liaising with a range of agencies outside of school who can offer advice and support to help pupils overcome any difficulties
  • Providing interventions, resources and targeted support for pupils who need additional support in any of the areas of need, Communication and Interaction, Social Emotional and Mental Health, Cognition and Learning, Sensory and Physical needs. These include lunchtime clubs, nurture groups, social skills, targeted literacy interventions such as PAT and Toe by Toe, Fine motor activities, assistive technology, alternative seating, sensory circuits, and many more! Many of these can be personalised for the individual child
  • Providing specialist advice and facilitating training to ensure that all staff are skilled and confident about meeting a range of needs
  • Working together with families to effectively support the child
  • Arranging transition support and the sharing of information to support transition between year groups or schools
  • Ongoing training and CPD for themselves and other members of the team staff to ensure up to date and high-quality knowledge of SEND and skills
  • Relevant referrals

The Inclusion Manager (SENCO):

She is responsible for:

The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school, including the provision made for pupils with SEND

Supporting the school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for pupils with SEND across the school.

Facilitating review opportunities and meetings to support pupil progress:

There are many opportunities to meet with the SENCO throughout the school year. Parents/Carers can call or email to arrange a meeting at any time. There are regular scheduled review meetings regularly organised for pupils who have a Personal Support Agreement (PSA), a Pupil Resource Agreement (PRA), or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Relevant external agencies may also be invited to these meetings. Parents and Carers can additionally receive regular updates and feedback from Class teachers and have access to their child’s provision map upon request.

Pastoral Support:

Tubbenden has a Family Support Worker, a Learning Mentor, and an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Advisor) as part of our regular in school support network for pupils. This team, working under the direction of the Inclusion Manager supports attendance, the development of pupils’ emotional wellbeing and social skills to enhance their independence, self-esteem and confidence and removing barriers to emotional wellbeing and learning.

Bromley Local Offer:

Tubbenden School works closely with the Local Authority and there is further support and advice available from Bromley. Their Local Offer pages provide information about local services, support and activities available to families, children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities, please see

Bromley Local Offer