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SENDCo - Ms A Kalsi

SEND LSA - Miss A Reeve-Parker

Please contact Ms Kalsi if you have any SEND concerns via the school office or at

Special Educational Needs

At Beechview Academy we recognise that pupils may have barriers to their learning or that sometimes learning can be challenging for pupils.  First and foremost, we provide quality first teaching for all pupils. If pupils have been identified as having additional needs, we offer individualised support to target their needs. This may be support in the classroom as well as 1:1 or group interventions.

Every child on the SEND register has a SEND Support Plan (SSP).  This outlines desired outcomes and type of provision. These are shared with parents and carers three times per year. Parents' and children's views are also gathered as part of the process of writing an SSP.

We have Learning Support Assistants to support all children and have appropriate training to support pupils with additional needs, running a number of interventions.  Below is a sample of some of the interventions that are monitored by the SEND team:

  • Zones of Regulation - to support children in understanding their own and other's emotions and how to manage these emotions; gain self-regulation skills to control behaviours
  • OT resources pack - to support pupils with gross/fine motor difficulties
  • Social Stories - for children who struggle with self awareness and understanding of social expectations.  
  • Phonics Shed phonics scheme
  • ELSA Groups - a small group for children who may feel insecure in school or who are in need of more adult attention than can be provided in their main class.
  • Language Link - focused on developing vital higher level language skills such as making inferences, complex grammar and figurative language.
  • Lego therapy -an intervention to help children to develop communication and social skills.
  • Sensory Circuits - help support children who have sensory processing needs by taking part in a sequence of physical activities designed to alert, organise and calm the child.
  • Nessy - a structured reading program to help children who may have dyslexia with reading.
  • Bee Amazing - An intervention that is run to help children with their self-esteem.

The Local Offer

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires all Local Authorities to produce a Local Offer which sets out in one place information about services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The Local Offer sets out the support that should be on offer to children and young people aged 0 to 25 years with SEND. This includes people who do not have an Education, Care and Health Plan (EHCP). The Local Offer explains how to access these services and can signpost to the right place.

For more information visit Buckinghamshire Council: SEND Local Offer

Below are some resources and websites that offer support, tools and ideas;

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Recommended books to support your child:

  • 'ADHD is a superpower', Soli Lazarus
  • 'All dogs have ADHD', Kathy Hoopmann
  • 'A dragon with ADHD', Steve Herman
  • 'Mrs Gorski, I think I have the wiggle fidgets', Barbara Esham

ADHD Foundation 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Buckinghamshire Local Offer support for ASD children

National Autistic Society

Well Child


Recommended book to support your child:

  • 'Xtraordinary people made by Dyslexia', Kate Griggs

British Dyslexia Association

Child Mind Institute

Dyspraxia (DCD)

NHS - Dyspraxia in Children 

National Handwriting Association

Mental Health & Children 

You may be aware that mental health conditions in children are on the rise, with a major NHS report indicating that as many as 4 children in a class of 30 could be contending with serious emotional disorders. This has been heightened by the National Lockdowns that have occurred. It's down to each of us to help the children in our lives that are struggling. 

We have an excellent pastoral team led by Miss Evans where we can provide help for pupils in school. 

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Buckinghamshire Occupational Therapy

Primary OT Resource Pack

Social Stories

Some children may find a change in their routine, such as a snow day - example below, very difficult to cope with or understand. Short stories may be a useful way to help your child with any anxious feelings about something that is going to happen, planned or unplanned. They are also a useful tool when helping them understand appropriate and inappropriate behaviours. 

Autism Little Learners has a number of social stories that you can access for free. 

Speech and Language - Parent Guidance

Visit for lots of FREE speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents working at home with their children who have SLCN. 

Supporting Children with Anxiety

Buckinghamshire - Mental Health Services and Support Teams

Young Minds


Zones of Regulation

We use Zones of Regulation as our approach to supporting self-regulation.

More information can be found at The Zones of