Special Educational Needs and Disability

This section of our website is to provide parents with key information about the inclusive practice within the Bythams Primary School. This includes areas such as special educational needs and how we support children with special educational needs within our school. We hope this information is useful, but please contact the class teacher, SENCo or Head teacher should you have any questions. 

What special educational needs are?

Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:

  • behavioural/social (eg difficulty making friends)
  • reading and writing (eg dyslexia)
  • understanding things
  • concentrating (eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • physical needs or impairments
Who to talk to if your child has special educational needs

If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the ‘SEN coordinator’, or ‘SENCO’, at the Bythams Primary School this is Mrs Debbie Shepherd. 

Contact your local Liaise Service for impartial advice about special educational needs.

Useful Websites

Liaise Service, for information and advice about SEN issues.

Special Educational Needs information, part of the Lincolnshire County Council website

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) Needs Assessment Request Pack, part of the Lincolnshire County Council Family Services Directory


Information for parents and carers with children

4All Leaflet - this is a voluntary database of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs aged 0-19 in Lincolnshire.

Bythams Primary School SEND local offer - The local offer outlines all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.

Staff Training

The Bythams Primary School is extremely inclusive and has very experienced staff, who are equipped to support children with a variety of medical and educational needs.

Below is a list of the current training that has been completed by staff.

4 Day SENCO Training Area SENCO for 26 EY Settings
SENCO refresher 2 day course Elklan training 2 day
Positive behaviour management Autism in the early years
1st Call speech and language PIVOTS
EAL inclusion Safeguarding
Early Help PEEP
Peadiatric First Aid Epi pen & allergy awareness training
Phonics into spelling ELS
Letters & sounds Tier 1A&1B literacy intervention
OWL Speech and language support
Reading intervention with explicit phonological awareness Working with children with attachment disorders
Precision Teaching EAL & Inclusion ALS
Read, Write Inc Numicon
1st Call Diabetic medical training
Phonics in Early Years Safeguarding
Experience in teaching children with downs syndrome, and global developmental delay