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Sutton Benger CE VA Primary

SEND/vulnerable learners Information

Our School SEND leader is Mrs Jill Kelsey who is in school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Click here to see the Wiltshire Council 'Strategy for the Support of Vulnerable Learners in Educational Establishments in Wiltshire 2014 - 2017'.

Policies and SEND Information

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

In order to help children who have special educational needs, a graduated response is adopted which encompasses an array of strategies. This approach recognises that there are a variety of special educational needs and, where necessary, brings increasing specialist expertise to support the difficulties that a child may be experiencing. Staff will make full use of all available classroom and school resources before calling upon outside resources. The full use of classroom and school resources is best described as quality first teaching, this also includes receiving support through 1:1 or small group interventions.

Some children may need more specific interventions. A plan will be put in place with outcomes, provision and expectations that are agreed between the class teacher, parent/carers and child.

In accordance with the Code of Practice, we have published our SEND Policy and SEND Information report below.

SEND Information

SEND Policy

Disability Access Policy

Sutton Benger School aspires to be sensitive to the needs of every child, reducing barriers to learning and making the curriculum accessible to every student.  

Reasonable adjustments to physical and other arrangements of the school are considered where necessary, taking into account the nature of any impairment, pupil and parent views and advice from teachers and other professionals.  

Prospective parents are asked to inform the school of any disabilities or additional needs their children may have when registering.   Continuing communication between parents and staff is vital to ensure that reasonable adjustments can be considered where necessary, whether impairments were apparent when the student entered the school or developed at a later stage.  Our Accessibility Policy can be found here. 

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding and was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.


Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, children adopted from care (introduced April 2014) and children of service personnel.  (Source DfE)

Provision: We use our funding to

  • Provide small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through qualified teachers or trained teaching assistants
  • acquire effective materials aimed at raising standards in mathematics and literacy.
  •  accelerate the progress of moving children to at least age related expectations. 
  • purchase resources to target able children on FSM to make above expected progress.

Please click on the report below to see how we spend our Pupil Premium funding and support our learners with additional needs.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2018 - 2019

Pupil Premium Strategy - 2017 - 2018

Pupil Premium Report  including impact of interventions - 2015/2016

Pupil Premium Report including impact of interventions  2016/2017