Welcome to Barnby Dun

SEND Information

SEND 2023

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Barnby Dun Primary Academy, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school.  All staff are aware of children with SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training, as well as reviewing and setting targets for the children within their classes.  We aim to quickly identify pupils who are making limited progress, and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs.  If over time, interventions are not having the desired impact, we may make the decision, alongside parents, to assign a child to the SEND register.  We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child's learning regularly throughout the year.  We are a fully inclusive school and have strong links with the Local Authority, Health Professionals and external agencies within our community.  We constantly strive to continue to learn, develop and grow our understanding of SEND across the school to meet the needs of all pupils within our care, by making a whole variety of reasonable adjustments.

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Miss C May (SENDCo)


SEND Governor:  Mrs Kim Yousaf

SEND Documents

* SEND Policy

* Information Report

* Local Offer

* Inclusion Statement

* Access Report

* SEND on a Page Document

The Four Main Areas of SEND

If your child has been identified as having a SEND, it will be determined which of the four areas will be their main area of need, as well as if they have a secondary need.  We promote the ethos of Quality First Teaching within school, to adapt and meet learning needs.  We will then follow the process of Asses-plan-do-review alongside parents/carers, to determine the next steps for your child.  SEND reviews with parents take place termly

Communication & Interaction


Speech, language and communication (SLCN)

Cognition & Learning

Specific learning difficulty (SpLD)

Mild to moderate learning difficulty (MLD)

Severe learning difficulty (SLD)

Profound multiple learning difficulty (PMLD)

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

Children and young people with SEMH may have the following mental health difficulties: difficulty managing emotions, social challenges, anxiety, withdrawn or feeling isolated, having challenging and disturbing behaviour, self-harming, depression, eating disorder and substance misuse.

Sensory and/or Physical

Visual impairment (VI)

Hearing impairment (HI)

Multi-sensory impairment (MSI)

Physical disability (PD)

Link to Doncaster Local Offer Page

Local Offer - Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) - Homepage - City of Doncaster Council 

News and Events

Mr Harrison and his Gardeners

JS - "We're making our school a better place."

SEND Leadership Training

A selection of our KS2 children took part in leadership training.  They learnt how to lead a group, encourage others and carry out activities.  The children applied the skills they learnt at our KS1 sports day in July.  They organised the equipment, supported the younger children and took on a role during the event.


Look at this for super progress from one of our Year 4 children:


After... (I = independent spellings too!  The hard work in phonics is definitely paying off!)

Coach Shelley's Nurture Group

Coach Shelley delivers a Sensory Circuit for a group of our children who benefit from an extra session focused on social and emotional development through physical activity and team building; they have a great time but also get the opportunity to chat about anything that is on their mind, which is really beneficial for them.


Pupil Parliament - Sensory Spectacle Assembly

A group of our wonderful pupil parliament planned and delivered a fantastic assembly for our key stage two children, all about sensory processing difficulties and how some people find sensory output (sounds, smells and the way things feel) harder to process and cope with than others. The children had given up a lot of their own time to research and prepare the PowerPoint, and their audience gained a lot of new learning from the knowledge they all shared.

We also shared a lovely poem that we found, written by a mum whose child has sensory processing disorder:

Fireworks in your mind 

The pupil parliament members had so much success that they are going to deliver the presentation again in January, but this time for parents!

Coming Soon...

HM - Invictus Games

Testimonials from Parents

"Our son was able to make really good progress in Barnby Dun Primary because of a number of teachers that were able to fully guide him but understand his needs at the same time.  The school understood the needs of our son and us as parents.  We were able to talk to the school about any possible thing we thought may need to be put in place.  The school made changes which may suit the needs of our son better.  The SENDCo always fully listened to my son and us as parents too.  As parents, it felt like the SENDCo understood and it made us feel better.  The SENDCo was always more than approachable and was able to offer advice for support at home and any other agencies we may be to contact.  We were fully kept in the loop and sent SEND plans soon after a meeting."  September 2023.

"My child has been supported well in school, particularly by his class teacher to allow him the flexibility and understanding in order to engage as fully as possible with the daily, physical requirements of school life. As such, he is always keen to come to school and is progressing and working at greater depth." January 2024

Useful Websites/Contacts 

Doncaster Autism Service;  ASDteam@doncaster.gov.uk

Young Minds

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents_worriedabout your child/adhdchildren?gclid=CIH yOyA5bICFUbMtAodVTQASQ

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

British Dyslexia Association


The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people.  Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.

The Ear Foundation


The Ear Foundation is the only national UK charity to support and to provide activities for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.



I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK.  The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in lif as other children.



Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

National Autistic Society


The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

National Deaf Children's Society


The National Deaf Children's Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.

Hypermobility Syndrome Association


Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides specific information for children and their parents to help families who often just don't know where to turn.  We run specialist family programmes, where families can learn together how best to manage the many symptoms relating to hypermobility, gain confidence and ask any questions they may have.