Breckland School

SEND and Student Support

The Student Support Centre at Breckland School involves a group of multi-skilled professionals providing the necessary services for students to maximise their potential in a calm and supportive environment.

Our school SENDCO is Miss Bussey.

Pupils are happy at Breckland School. Pupils are looked after well by staff, particularly their “mentors” who they see every day. There are plenty of places to go or adults to speak to if pupils have a worry or concern Pupils’ opinions and concerns are taken seriously. Incidents of bullying, or prejudicial language, are dealt with swiftly and stopped from spreading or getting worse. Pupils are respectful to each other and to staff.

Ofsted report – 2022

Appropriate levels of support are provided for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. 

This includes identification of needs, provision of in-class support, bespoke interventions (such as literacy support) and the identification and provision of special access arrangements (such as additional time for completing examinations). 

Additional provision is also made for students for whom English is not the first language, looked after students and students for whom the pupil premium funding is intended. 

The SENDCo ensures the needs of all students are met, working closely with the students, staff, parents/carers and external agencies. 

Key responsibilities of the SENDCo include: organisation of the Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) advising staff, coordinating provision, overseeing student records, and liaising with external agencies.