We are a fully inclusive school. We aim to ensure all pupils achieve their potential, personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum, (Regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs).

Children may have special educational needs that require additional support when progress has slowed or stopped. We implement a graduated approach based on the guidance from Bradford Metropolitan District Council's Children's Services for SEN. This is based on an Assess-Plan-Do-Review 3 range structure.

Parents are involved and communicated with in the ways outlined below:

  • The class teacher is regularly available to discuss your child's progress or any concerns you may have.
  • The SENDCo (Joanne Kershaw) is available to meet with you to discuss your child's progress or any concerns/worries you may have.
  • All information from outside professionals will be discussed with you with the person involved directly, or where this is not possible, in a report.
  • Provision Maps will be discussed as part of the parent consultation meetings and end of year feedback will be given on children's progress through end of year reports.
  • Homework will be adjusted to help suit children's individual needs.
  • A home/school contact book may be used to support communication if this has been agreed to be useful.
  • There are a number of parent support groups such as Parent Partnership and Bradford Families Information Service.
  • The school's Parental Involvement Worker is available to schedule meetings with you when required.

If a child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or and Education, Health and Care Plan, then we provide the support detailed in the plan.

Our offer at Ranges 1 to 3 for each area of SEN is described in the link below:

Southmere's Local Offer

Accessiblity Plan

Bradford local offer

SEND report 2017