Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) and Inclusion information
Local Authority SEND information
All schools (maintained) in Barnet have a parallel approach to meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and are given support by the Local Authority to ensure that every pupil makes the best possible progress in school, regardless of their specific needs. We are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that we are an inclusive school with the needs of pupils with SEND being met within Goldbeaters wherever possible.
The Local Authority has produced a Local Offer which sets out what’s ordinarily available in mainstream schools within Barnet and what provision we are expected to offer.
Further information is also available on Barnet Local Authority’s SEN Local Offer webpage
At Goldbeaters, we have a large Inclusion Team that works together to support children with SEND, EAL, behaviour difficulties, social difficulties and a range of other learning needs within the school. The team includes the people listed below as well as many teaching assistants and outside agencies. Please refer to our School Information Report below for details of the wider Inclusion Team.
Mrs Thakker – Deputy Team / SENCO / Safeguarding / TAs & LSAs / Literacy Team / Champions Academy / Early Help
Mrs Dawes – Lead Deputy / Safeguarding Officer / New arrivals / Working with parents / Early Help
Mrs Power – Deputy Team / Foundation Stage Coordinator
Mrs Kabs – Parent Liaison Officer / Attendance and punctuality concerns
Our SEN Governor is Ms Sarah Fox
Our SEN Policy is available below.
Our School Information Report below addresses questions set out in the Code of Practice (updated April 2020).
Information and websites to support parents and carers of children with SEND
Barnet SEND Information, Advice & Support Service
North London Business Park (NLBP)
Oakleigh Road South
London N11 1NP
Tel: 020 8359 7637
DFE’s Guide for Parents with children who have SEN
SEN Code of Practice 2015 Document
SEN & Disability Legislation information
Barnardo's are independent supporters of parents and carers who have a child with SEND and can provide advice and support
Barnet Mencap provides a range of services and campaigns with people with learning disabilities and people with autism or Aspergers and their families to secure good services and support in the borough
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.
IPOP (Formerly Fair Play Barnet) is an inclusive play organisation proudly working to support children and young people, up to the age of 25 years, to experience activity that positively impacts on their emotional and physical health; enabling them to confidently take their place in the world.
Independent parental special educational advice can be found on ipsea
Special Needs Jungle - Parent led information, advice and tips