The Bude Communities’ Schools’ Trust (BCST) Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team are, in both vision and practice, committed to inclusion of all children.
The schools who are members of the BCST work with children who have a range of special education need and disability including:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, complex medical need, complex physical need, speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH).
Within the resources of the schools we have expertise in meeting the needs of these children and we share this expertise through close and regular communication. The BCST head teachers and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) meet regularly to share ideas, resources, knowledge and skills.
Staff with in the BCST schools have had training in a wide range of different areas of SEND support including: ASD (we have several ASD champions), Team teach, TEACCH, Speech, Language and Communication development, Language for Learning, Dyslexia Friendly Schools techniques and principles, including diagnostic screening, pastoral support, bereavement, mobility support, sensory development and medical interventions for asthma, epilepsy and other specific needs. These skills are shared between schools when the need arises.
The BCST schools have a commitment to Quality First Teaching with class teachers being responsible for preparation, planning and differentiation for all children including those with SEND. The SENDCOs role in each school is to offer advice and administrative support to class teachers, parents and other stakeholders.
Mrs Tanya Banks is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator at Bude Junior School.