Special Educational Needs and Disability
At Burlington Junior School we are proud of our strong inclusive values and ethos. We endeavour to meet the needs of all learners be it academic, emotional, physical or behavioural.
All schools in the Royal Borough of Kingston follow a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
When children are identified as requiring additional support, we are quick to act. If children have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made this is described as Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (“SEND”). Some children arrive at the school with a recognised SEND. In other cases we identify a child to have SEND if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
Children with SEND will have needs and requirements that fall into at least one of the following four areas:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and/or physical
Further support and information for young people and their families regarding SEND can be found through Kingston and their local offer:
Free, confidential and impartial support and advice for parents and carers, children and young people is offered by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS.
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Brigid Sims who is a qualified teacher and who has been the SEND co-ordinator for 16 years. She can be contacted through the school office on telephone number (020) 8942 2687 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org