Bradley Stoke Community School

How will BSCS staff support my child's SEND?


  • Our first priority at BSCS is high quality teaching and learning. This means the effective inclusion of all students in high quality everyday personalised teaching.   Teaching staff have a duty to plan for the needs of all learners.  This includes ensuring that additional adults are used effectively and that a ‘Dyslexia Friendly’ approach is adopted in all classrooms
  • If your child has an identified special educational need or disability, s/he will be entitled to additional support with learning. This may be provided in the form of small groups, SEN specialist teachers, additional adults in the classroom and intervention groups to boost progress as well as social and emotional aspects of learning
  • If your child has a statement of SEND or EHCP their personal support package will be overseen by the Local Authority and delivered by BSCS in partnership with supporting agencies and you, the parent/carer 
  • At BSCS, we have a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants with a range of specialisms, led by an experienced SENCo and Assistant SENCo
  • BSCS employs a part-time specialist SEN teacher who is qualified to assess and oversee provision for students with specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia   
  • Lunchtime support is available in the dining hall for students with physical difficulties
  • Personal care needs are covered by trained Teaching Assistants (male and female) 
  • Students with an identified SEND have a named mentor. This may be a member of teaching or support staff. This person will play a key role in supporting your child’s learning and social development.  We will ensure that you know who your child’s mentor is; you are welcome to contact them at any point if you have any concerns
  • The Learning and Student Support Teams (LST and SST) offer additional support outside of the classroom through breakfast club, break time supervision in a quiet area and after school Independent Learning (homework) Club
  • A broad and tailored package of enrichment activities are offered to all students on a weekly basis, providing opportunities for students to learn new skills.  Examples may include accessible sports clubs such as Boccia and table top cricket, chess club and creative opportunities such as film making, music and drama clubs