At Berrywood we want every child to achieve their best and become confident individuals who lead fulfilling lives. Our goal is to remove barriers to learning and participation so that each child can reach their fullest potential irrespective of their ability or needs. We understand that each pupil has individual and unique needs. However, some pupils require more support and scaffolding than others to achieve. We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors influencing achievement, including ability, preferred learning styles, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of Key Stage 1 pupils, for whom, maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. Therefore we acknowledge that a significant proportion of pupils will have Special Educational Needs (SEN) at some time in their school career. Many of these pupils may require help throughout their time in education, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary needs. If these pupils are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly.
Our SENDco at Berrywood Primary School is Mrs Helena Darnley who works part-time. In her absence, or in an emergency, please contact Mrs Lisa Ainsworth, Deputy Headteacher, or speak to one of our team of SEND support staff. The school SEND governors are Mrs. Alison Millmanm and Mrs. Julie Roberts. They can be contacted via the School Office.