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Statutory Information


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Boughton-under-Blean & Dunkirk Methodist Primary School we strive to ensure that all pupils are able to access a curriculum which is engaging and well suited to their needs. We are incredibly proud of our inclusive nature. We have an excellent knowledge of all pupils in the school and understand their strengths and difficulties. This knowledge is well informed as a result of positive relationships with pupils and their parents and carers. Staff work proactively with external agencies in order to access additional support and guidance where necessary. All staff have a high level of training and experience in many, commonly occurring, areas of SEN and this feeds in to the high quality practice seen within all classrooms. There is an emphasis placed upon supporting pupils to find a way of learning which helps to overcome or mitigate the difficulties they have. This is with an aim of creating learners who retain a sense of independence.

Our school SENCO is Miss S Holness who works closely with all members of the school community and external agencies in order to ensure that appropriate support and provision is in place for all children with additional needs. This includes pupils who have been identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN), pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) and pupils who have an identified medical need. The progress of pupils is monitored and reviewed following a ‘Graduated Approach’ which is a four part cycle comprising of the following elements; assess, plan, do and review. Doing so contributes to securing the best possible outcomes for pupils all pupils with additional needs.

At Boughton-under-Blean & Dunkirk Methodist Primary School we follow the advice given by Kent County Council within the Mainstream Core Standards. Additional teaching approaches are well informed by the Mainstream Core Standards and also through internal and external assessments.

A link to the Mainstream Core Standards is included below:

A guide to the Mainstream Core Standards for parents can be accessed here:


The ‘Kent Local Offer’ enables parents and carers to find out about services and opportunities for children with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities. The link to Kent County Council’s Local Offer is included below:


For further information Miss Holness can be contacted via the school office or by emailing:


Please also see our SEN Policy and Information Report for further information


Boughton–under–Blean & Dunkirk Primary School is committed to the principles and procedures of safeguarding pupils.

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