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Bletchingley Village Primary School

Bletchingley Village Primary School

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SEND

Pupils with Special Educational Needs are supported within the normal classroom environment, but may be withdrawn to work in small groups or 1:1, supported by a teacher and teaching assistants. A range of outside agencies including educational psychology, learning and language support, speech and language therapists provide advice, support and guidance. Our Assistant Head, Inclusion (SENCO) is Mrs Kerr who can be contacted through the school office or email: emily.kerr@bletchingleyschool.co.uk

"Bletchingley Village Primary has always treated everyone equally, but still accommodates everyone's needs and differences.

I always feel that I can come in and discuss my children with the teachers and that the teachers have always kept a really close eye on how they are getting on.

The school has always kept my children safe and I like how many events there are that parents/family can come to.

I find that everyone is really helpful, especially the office staff. There isn't very much that I couldn't come and tell them about or ask for help."

Ms Brazil, Parent

"I have been working with Bletchingley village school for two years in my capacity as a clinical lead for the Lighthouse team at the Tandridge Education Partnership (TEP). 

The Lighthouse team provides training and consultations to schools around pupils emotional well-being, behaviour management and mental health difficulties. We also provide direct therapeutic support for pupils and/or their families. We have been warmly welcomed by all staff at this school. Teachers, TAs, support staff and senior management have been open to working in a collaborative way. It is a privilege to work with staff that are highly committed to the emotional needs of their pupils and very responsive to the strategies of support by following through plans of action. I deeply value staff's ability to identify and recognise the early signs of emotional difficulties and then ensuring support is sought. This refreshing preventative and proactive approach to children's emotional and social needs sees beyond the behavioural communication which, in my view, makes all the difference in promoting positive outcome for pupils.

Lastly, in my experience, the lines of communication have always been clear and prompt and any safeguarding concerns that I have reported to the school have been addressed effectively."
 
Mrs Inbar Sagiv, Integrative Child Psychotherapist and clinical lead for the TEP Lighthouse team.