Cartmel Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 2RD

01535 210110

Victoria Primary School

Believing and achieving together

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All of the people named below can be contacted by telephoning the school office on 01535 210110 or emailing


Summary of Responsibilities

Class teacher

He/ She is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all children have access to Quality First teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs (also known as differentiation).
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support, adapting resources etc.) and discussing amendments with the SEND Leader as necessary.
  • Ensuring that all members of staff working with your child in school are aware of your child’s individual needs and/or conditions and what specific adjustments need to be made to enable them to be included and make progress.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are supported in delivering the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) 

Mrs Kathryn Jones


As part of the graduated response, he/ she is responsible for:

  • Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs (SEND) and or disabilities, and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Ensuring that you are:

-       involved in supporting your child’s learning

-       kept informed about the support your child is getting

-       involved in reviewing how they are doing

-       part of planning ahead for them.

  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist
  • Updating the school’s SEND Record of Need, (a system for ensuring all the special educational, physical and sensory needs of pupils in this school are known and understood) and making sure that there are records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • To provide specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school, so they can help your child to achieve their potential.
  • Supporting your child’s class teacher in identifying appropriate strategies, interventions and support.
  • Organising training for staff, so they are aware and confident about how to meet the needs of your child and others within our school.

Support Assistant may be allocated to some pupils with SEN and or disabilities

We have Teaching / Support Assistants in the majority of lessons who also may be allocated to some pupils with more significant Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.

As a school, we welcome regular dialogue between parents and Learning Support Assistants on how a child’s day has been and we encourage this continued feedback. The class teachers and Inclusion Team will provide the feedback about ongoing progress and provision.

Head Teacher

Mrs Jane Dark

As part of the graduated response, she is responsible for: -

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEN and/or disabilities. She will give responsibility to the SENDCO and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • She must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.

SEND Governor

Mrs Sandra Firm

She is responsible for:

  • Making sure that the school has an up to date SEND Policy
  • Making sure that the school has appropriate provision and has made necessary adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the school
  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN and/or disabilities.
  • Making visits to understand and monitor the support given to children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves his / her potential in school.

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