Inclusion & SEND

Together with the teachers and extra adults in school, we are here to help make a positive difference for those children who most need it. We aim to work in partnership with parents, families, outside agencies, feeder pre-schools, Children Centres and secondary schools.

We offer a range of interventions and ways of supporting learning; it is important that we identify your child’s needs and provide support for them to learn, feel good about themselves and find ways of achieving success.

For further information please click on the following links:

The Bay SEND Information Report for Primary

The Bay SEND Information Reports for Secondary

SENDCo Lead for Primary – Mrs Steph Dunford

SENDCo Lead for Secondary – Mrs Marie Greaves

If you have any concerns about your child’s needs in communication and interaction, learning, social, emotional or mental health and/or physical/sensory areas then ask to have a chat with the class teacher. However, at any time please feel free to come and talk with either Mrs Dunford or Mrs James – you are welcome to call into the office or phone to arrange a time to meet with us.

SEN Policy

To view our SEN Policies for primary and secondary,  please visit our Policies page.

How We Work: We follow the national Code of Practice for SEN and Disability (2014)
SEN Support

Where a child has been identified as needing SEN Support we will make sure we can take positive steps to remove barriers to learning. We will follow a 4-step cycle of ‘assess, plan, do, review’ to revisit and review what we are doing to ensure the child makes good progress and achieves good outcomes.

Statement/Education Health Care Plan

For a small percentage of children they will have a statement of SEN or an Education Health Care Plan issued by the Local Authority. Their needs must first be assessed through a statutory assessment.

Schools and parents can request this if the child’s needs meet the criteria set by the Local Authority.

At each stage there will be shared conversations with parents/carers. We will work together.

All children with a Special Educational Need will have a Pupil Passport. This will be shared with you at each Parent Consultation meeting.  


Useful Links


SENDIASS – First contact meeting information

Information on the SEN Code of Practice

Isle of Wight SEN Services

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action

The National Autistic Society

ICAN (Speech & Language)

Dyspraxia Foundation


The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer.

For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link


  Hello, my name is Lynne James and I am the Family Liaison Officer (FLO) here at The Bay CE School (primary site).  My role is to provide support to parents/carers with any issues or concerns you may have, either at home or in school. I can also signpost to other agencies for additional support if needed.

I can give advice, parenting support and practical strategies to help with positive behaviour management, rules and routines, school attendance, friendship concerns or just provide a listening ear for parents and families.

You can come and have an informal chat with me in the mornings or alternatively you can contact me via the school office or email me at


Please click here to view the UNICEF Rights of A Child leaflet



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