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Inclusion and SEND

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors that influence achievement and attainment.

Many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which pose barriers to learning; these may be long or short term.  Not all pupils with disabilities have special educational needs and not all pupils with SEN meet the definition of disability; the policy covers all of these pupils.

At The Hill Primary Academy we are committed to ensuring that every child gets the best support we can offer in order to help them to enjoy their learning, feel confident and happy amongst their friends and make the best progress possible.

Every child is an individual and has individual needs that will affect their learning.  Sometimes children need special support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other children of the same age.  They may need the support for a short time or a longer period but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Register and we will monitor their progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in close touch with their parents.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator/Assistant Principal is Mrs Marsh, who co-ordinates a team of people to provide additional support to our more vulnerable pupils.

For more detail about what we can offer children with additional needs, click on the documents below:

SEN Information Report 21-22

Appendix:January 2021 – Appendix – Covid-19 Additional Information for SEN Information Report

Accessibility Plan 2020-2023

Equality Objectives 2018-2022

Please follow the link below to access the Barnsley LA local offer: https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/children-with-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send/send-local-offer/


The Barnsley SENDIASS Service offers free confidential and impartial: 

  • Information
  • Guidance
  • Advice
  • Support

… for children, young people & parents and carers of children who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities.

The service is available to all children, young people & parents and carers of children and young people

  • Who have a Special Educational Need (SEN);
  • Are between the age 0-25 years and;
  • Live in the borough of Barnsley.

Parents and carers of children and young people are encouraged to refer themselves to this service, although they can also give consent to professionals, that they are already working with, to contact the service on their behalf.

Barnsley SENDIASS website

Dear parents/carers


We have put together a booklet for anyone who is looking for tips and advice for supporting their child with social communication and interaction needs at home at the current time.  The purpose of the booklet is for people to dip in and out of as and when required.  It is important to prioritise emotional-well being at this time and not trying to replicate school learning activities.  You are all doing so much to support your children already at this very challenging time, so please remember to look after yourself by doing things that you find relaxing too. 

Support during COVID-19 – A Parent’s Guide – Barnsley SCI Team

 Best wishes

The Social Communication and Interaction Team

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