Special Educational Needs

Our SENCo Ms Shannon has undertaken the National SENCo Award (Postgraduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education). She works closely with our committed staff team and specialist services to ensure that children get the academic and pastoral support they need to reach their full potential.

At Barcombe School, we pride ourselves in creating an Inclusive learning environment and providing appropriate provision for all children to succeed. Class teachers are responsible for the learning and progress of all children in their class. This entails meeting children’s needs through quality first teaching, personalised planning and resourcing and differentiation through levels of support, expectations of outcome, resources or activity. Some children may require extra support or provision. The different levels of support are set out below:

6. Specialist placement

5. EHCp/statement 

4. Continued specialist support/plan

3. Specialist intervention

2. Intervention; support

1. Concern; monitor; track

*High quality 1st teaching 

Please read our SEN Information Report and SEND policy, and if you would like more information. Please contact Ms Shannon via the school office

Ms Shannon works 1 days per week as our SENCo, so for urgent queries please contact the Head of School Mrs Force, please go through the office.




For impartial and confidential information and advice Amaze SENDIASS, the special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Call 01273 772289.

If you have a complaint about the way in which support for your child's SEND has been provided, please refer to our SEND policy and then follow our complaints policy which can be accessed below. 

Link to- ESCC Local Offer information

The ISEND service has commissioned a comprehensive resource for parents and carers to explain how special educational needs are identified and met in maintained settings. The resource also promotes the positive outcomes made by children and young people with SEND in maintained early years settings, schools and colleges.


T. 01273 400287 E. A. School Path, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5DN