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Who are the SEND Governor and School SENDco?

St. Bartholomew's C of E First School is a fully inclusive school and we are proud of the way that our school manages the needs of all children, including those who require Special Educational Needs support and/or have disabilities. During our last OFSTED inspection (November 2017) the effectiveness of support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities was stated as a  'strength of the school'.

Our SEND Governor is Rachel Howe and our School Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Miss Laura Hicks.  Miss Hicks adopts the SENDco role on a Tuesday and Wednesday and is also the teacher in Chaffinch Class each Monday.

Miss Hicks overseas the strategic SEND work and parent/ carers will see her for reviews and feedback. Miss Hicks is available to meet by appointment, in advance. All day to day matters are managed through the child's class teacher.  If you have require an appointment with Miss Hicks, please contact the School Office on 01460 72829.


What can be found on this page?

On this page you will be able to read our SEN Information Report and other documents such as our accessibility plan, SEND Policy and Yearly SEND report. You will also be able to access other useful information, such as an information leaflet for parents, which was created by the Crewkerne and Ilminster partnership and useful links to services.

Our school has co-produced our SEND policy with families, children and young people. It was approved by the governing body in July 2019.

Useful services for parents/families:

-      Information regarding the Local Offer can be found on the Somerset Choices website, the link for which is:


-      Somerset Parent Carer forum (http://www.somersetpcf.org.ukis an umbrella organisation for all parents and carers of children and young people with SEN, disabilities and complex medical needs. They work with Somerset Local Authority, education, health and other professionals and agencies to ensure that delivered services meet the needs of children and their families


Core Standards​

As outlined within our SEND policy, we are dedicated to achieving the Somerset Core Standards for SEND.  The Core Standards for schools in Somerset can be found via the link below:


The Core Standards were designed to make sure that all educational settings understand and comply with updated legislation. They make it clear 'what to expect' in terms of what is provided, and are written for parents, children and young people, school staff and those who provide services to families. It describes what can be delivered from the setting, school or college's own resources which have been allocated directly. This information will form part of the 'Local Offer' that is; what can be expected for children and young people (0-25 years) in Somerset.​


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2018-19 Annual Report To Governors 

SEND Information Report 2019 - 2020

Our Local Offer - Parent/Carer Information Leaflet 

Crewkerne and Ilminster Partnership SEN Information leaflet for parents

SEND Policy


SEMH Policy​​

Accessibility Plan 2019 - 2022​​


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