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SEND Information

Burnside Secondary School is:

  • A school with a strong Inclusive ethos
  • A school that values individuality and recognises that each person has an important contribution to make to our society
  • A provider of equal access and opportunity for all
  • Continuously, actively seeking to remove the barriers to learning, supports interactive participation of all its children to ensure the best outcomes for all

How does Burnside Secondary School know if children need additional support?

Children may be identified as having additional SEN (Special Educational Needs) through a variety of ways including the following:

  • Liaison with the pupils Mainstream school
  • Child performing below age expected levels
  • Concerns raised by Parent
  • Through regular Pupil Progress Meetings
  • Concerns raised around behaviour or self-esteem and how it could be affecting performance
  • Liaison with external agencies such as Camhs and the Education Pscychologist
  • Health diagnosis through paediatrician/doctor

As a school we track children’s progress in learning against national expectations and age related expectations. The class teacher continually assesses each child and notes areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. 

What should I do if I think that my child needs help?

Talk to us – firstly contact your child’s class teacher. If you require more information contact our Head Teacher (Liz Rattue) or Deputy Head Teacher (David Cook). We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents. We are open and honest with parents and hope that you are able to do the same with us.

For any concerns about your child you can contact our SENCO:

Dave Cook
School contact : 02082894740 Ext: 203

How will the curriculum support my child’s needs?

All work within class is pitched at an appropriate level so that all children are able to access the curriculum according to their specific needs. Typically this might mean that in a lesson there would be adapted levels of work set for the class, however on occasions this can be individually adapted. The benefit of this type of adaptation is that all children can access each lesson and learn at their level.