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Bottesford Infant School

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Please view our SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) information report following the latest September 2014 legislation. For further information please contact our SENCO - Miss Gill Pinchbeck


Governor responsible for SEND is Mrs S Wheeler. 

The Local Offer at Bottesford Infant School

At Bottesford Infant School our values of WE CARE; working together, enjoyment, communication, achievement, respect and empowerment ensures that all children have the opportunity to be in an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity for success. 

Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) have difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. The difficulties may be short or long term and they may need extra or different help from that given to other children. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them throughout their time at school. Quality first teaching and well planned differentiation are essential to achieve this; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. 

Support may be given in a group or one to one, either within the classroom or separately. All groups are run by trained teaching assistants or class teachers and are used to support a wide range of children, not just those with Special Educational Needs.


Examples of one to one and group interventions are:

  • Precision Teaching
  • Daily Reading (lowest 20% and spotlight readers identified termly)
  • Read Write Inc 1:1
  • Speech and Language care plans
  • Same day Maths intervention 
  • Well being support
  • Theraplay informed practice
  • Lightning Squad (reading intervention programme) - school led tutoring


Specialist Services and Expertise

At times it may be necessary to consult with outside agencies to receive their specialised expertise.


The agencies used by the school include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Education Team (ASET)
  • Children and Families Support Services
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Emotional and Behavioural Support Service
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • EWO (Educational Welfare Officer)
  • Hearing Support Service
  • Physical Disabilities Team
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy Service
  • School Nurse Support
  • Visually Impaired Service
  • St Luke's Outreach Support
  • The Nest alternative provision outreach support for SEMH 

Parental Concerns and Complaints

If parents are concerned about any aspect of SEND provision at the school they are encouraged to contact the SENCO initially. Additional support and advice can be accessed through SENDIASS.

Arrangements are made by the governing body relating to the treatment of complaints from parents of pupils with SEND concerning the provision made at the school should in the first instance be directed to the class teacher/ SENCO. However, should a parent feel that his/her complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily by the class teacher/ SENCO he/she has the right to refer the matter to the head teacher.

Local SEND Services

The following local agencies provide services which you may wish to access.