At Joseph Locke Primary School we want all children to succeed in their education and offer a fully inclusive curriculum. We believe that all members of the school should be treated with respect; have individual and diverse needs recognised. We believe they should be given the opportunity and appropriate support to confidently reach their full potential, regardless of age, ability, religion, gender, culture and special educational needs and disabilities.

The School works with due regard to the SEN Code of Practice and the Equality Act. The school uses its best endeavours to ensure that the provision for all its pupils is of the highest possible standard, whilst acknowledging that we are continually striving to improve our practice. We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between children with SEND and their non-SEND peers.

Joseph Locke Primary School continually strives to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs including the 4 broad areas of need as detailed in the SEN Code of Practice

Communication and Interaction
Speech Language and Communication needs (SLCN)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Cognition and Learning
Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)
Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)
Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)

Social Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

Sensory and / or physical needs
Physical Disabilities (PD)
Visual Impairment (VI)
Hearing Impairment (HI)
Multi Sensory Impairment (MSI)

We are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school and access an Inclusive Curriculum. The Local Authority SEND Services and Provision can be found as part of their ‘Local Offer’, detailed at the website Barnsley SEND Local OfferIf you do have any concerns about your child’s progress or development, or feel you need more information then please contact the SENDco Faye Wood . She is available in school Monday-Wednesday.

Please click on the questions below on this school web page, for more information about Special Educational Needs at Joseph Locke Primary. We hope you will enjoy reading the documents outlining the variety of ways in which we are able to support your child in order to ensure a successful transition into adult life.

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