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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2014) states that a child or young person has a special educational need if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.



At Burleigh Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, therefore the educational needs of every child will be different. This is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Lucy Hopkinson (Maternity cover).
 She is responsible for co-ordinating provision for children on the SEND Register and also supports staff and parents. 


Parents can contact her via the school contact number (01992 622159) or by email at:




Our SEN Governor is Ms Lisa Bogle and she can be contacted via the school office.

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