Our Inclusion Manager here at Barming Primary School is called Mrs Stere.
Mrs Stere works to support all children from Free School Meals, More Able, SEND children to our EAL children to ensure we support every child.
Mrs Stere - Hours of work are:
Monday – 08:15 – 3.30pm
Tuesday – 08:15 – 3.30pm
Wednesday – 08:15 – 3.30pm
Thursday – 08:15 – 3.30pm
Please contact Mrs Stere via the school contact number - 01622 726472 if you wish to speak to her about your child or make an appointment to see her.
Definition of SEND:
A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty if he or she:
Definition of disability: Many children and young people who have SEN may also have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is’…a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’. This definition provides a relatively low threshold and includes more children than many realise: ‘long-term’ is defined as ‘a year or more’ and ‘substantial’ is defined as ‘more than minor or trivial’ SEN Code of Practice (2014)
Quality First Teaching
At Barming Primary School we ensure..
Clear learning objectives in every lesson that explain the skill the children are learning.
How does this support children with SEND?
Everyone is welcome here at Barming Primary School.
Inclusion for all
Here at Barming Primary School we pride ourselves on being a caring and inclusive community . We welcome children with a whole variety of Special Needs, including physical, educational or behavioural difficulties.
There has been a lot in the news recently about cut backs to SEND funding, this is a national picture, but one that affects children in Kent too. Places in Special Schools are limited and highly sought after, which is why mainstream schools, like our own, are now providing education for a wide range of children.
All children have the right to an education and we have to work together to ensure this happens by providing an inclusive education for all.
Being the parent of a child with additional needs can be an isolating experience. It can be embarrassing when your child does not present or behave like other children, your child may not be invited to tea or parties, you may feel that other parents on the playground keep away from you.
I would like to ask that all of our community extend tolerance and kindness to each other. It is easy to be quick to judge and we all do it at times, but these children look no different to any other children and their disabilities may very well be hidden.
Embracing difference and extending tolerance are life lessons and our children are often much better at it than we adults. Let’s all work together to continue to keep Barming Primary School a caring and inclusive environment for all our children.
SEND strategy published
The SEND Strategy Document has been published on the following link: