Samuel Barlow Primary Academy aims to support children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) by seeking to remove barriers to learning and participation, ensuring all pupils have access to an appropriate education that affords them the opportunity to achieve their personal potential.

The academy supports children in four main areas:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • behaviour, emotional and social development
  • sensory and/or physical.

We work collaboratively with outside agencies ensuring specialist advice and provision supports effective teaching and learning.

What is the Local Offer?

In September 2014 the government made a lot of changes to the way that children and young people aged 0 to 25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported. This included making Local Authorities produce a ‘ SEND Local Offer’.

The SEND Local Offer aims to bring together helpful and useful information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. It is a comprehensive guide to services and support all in one place. Please watch the video at the bottom of this page to find out more.

You can find Nottinghamshire’s Local Offer here.

You can find our Extended Local Offer Response here.

Policies and reports

You can find our SEND policy on our dedicated policies page and a copy of our SEND report below.

SEND Information Annual Report – September 2021

Key contacts

For further information about what we do, or for any support, please contact our SENDCO Louise Shiel via email: lshiel@samuelbarlowprimary-ac.org.uk

Find out more about the SEND Local Offer in the short video below