At Longvernal School, we strive to support all our children and enable them to reach their full potential at school. In order to do this, many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. We offer a well-balanced curriculum that both meets and exceeds the ambition of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum breadth reflects our community and our unflinching ambition for pupils’ learning and personal development. Intent, Implementation and Impact reflect the permeation of our ‘F-O-R-E-S-T’ values throughout the curriculum and ethos of school life, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

We use a variety of different tools, strategies and scaffolding adaptations to enable all children to access their daily learning. We are constantly seeking new ways to adapt and engage children with SEND in our learning environments and are committed to ensuring each and every child in our care is able to access the best possible support to achieve the best possible outcomes for them as an individual. 

Quality teaching is vital; however, for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, family setting and always endeavour to do our very best to support each and every child, regardless of their level of need.

In order to support our pupils with SEND to be able to access the national curriculum, we ensure:

-          All pupils have access to the school curriculum and are able to participate in all learning activities (inclusivity) through adaptability and scaffolding. Quality First Teaching is our first port of call.

-          Promote positive self-image and well-being to help pupils gain confidence and develop their self-esteem and resilience.

-          Work carefully in partnership with pupils, parents/carers and relevant external agencies in order to provide tailored support for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.

-          We make a tailored, suited provision for all children with SEND to maximise their access to the curriculum.

-          We regularly review our SEND policy and practice.

Admission Arrangements for Children with Disabilities

The arrangements for the admission of pupils with Special Needs or disabilities to gain admission to join as a pupil at Longvernal Primary School, falls within our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and are the same applied to all pupils. In the first instance, admission is arranged by application to the Local Education Authority (BANES). If successful in your application, Longvernal will receive notification that your child has been allocated a place. Consults for a place at Longvernal for children with an EHCP will be liaised directly through the BANES SEND Practitioner and with the SENDCO and Head Teacher.

Longvernal Primary School will take active steps to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably than other pupils. We are a ‘family’ and will ensure that each child feels they are treated equally and with respect. We will do our best to ensure that we at Longvernal, help all pupils with disabilities to access the school, through reasonable adjustments and access to tailored support systems and provision (including access to external provision and expertise). This we feel, will help create an inclusive learning environment where no child is left to feel disadvantaged because of a disability. This means that in practise, we maintain that all classroom activities (indoors and outdoors) as well as extra-curricular activities are open and available to all pupils, including those with a disability or SEND. Physical resources are organised by the SENDCO to ensure children with disabilities are given access to the physical environment, learning facilities and additional services.


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Useful Websites

The Rainbow Resource (BANES Local Offer):

Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Panel Fact Sheet for Parents:

ADHD Information:

ADHD Information for Parents/Carers:

National Autistic Society:

Happy Maps – Autism:

Faces Autism Support, Bath:

Speech and Language Support:

School Nursing:

Contact Us

Mrs Ruth Chilcott-Dean is our school SENDCO.

Mrs Chilcott-Dean's working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

You can contact her via the School Office on 01761 412777 or via email