SEND Mission Statement

SEN Vision & Mission Statement

At Archbishop Benson School, we recognise and celebrate that children are individuals.


Our vision for our children who have a Special Educational Need/Disability is to include them in all our activities. We aim to empower them by recognising and harnessing their strengths, gifts and talents.


Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding” - Robert John Meehan


As a school we have a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEND.  We work in partnership with parents and carers to establish the support the child needs.  It is particularly important in the early years that there is no delay in making any necessary special educational provision.


SEN Support builds on high quality teaching which is personalised and accessible for individual children and should be firmly based in our setting’s approach to monitoring the progress and development of all children.


SEN Support is designed to provide a graduated approach based on a cycle of action that can be revisited with increasing detail, increasing frequency and with the increased involvement of parents and carers. Throughout the graduated approach, the teacher remains responsible for working with the child on a daily basis and implements agreed interventions, as outlined on the child’s Individual Provision Map. The Inclusion Team supports the teacher, where necessary and co-ordinates the graduated approach across our setting.


We have a vibrant, caring and supportive Inclusion Team consisting of:

Inclusion Lead – Mrs Jen Barnard

SENCO – Mrs Jo Williams

Inclusion Manager – Mrs Tracey Brereton

Inclusion HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) – Mrs Charlotte Coldham-Wood.


The team ensure the following:

  • That the right support is put into place for your child. This can take the form of in class support and/or targeted individual/group support.
  • Liaise with teaching staff, to ensure they are aware of your child’s needs and that appropriate strategies and differentiated work has been put in place.
  • Work closely with you, to share progress and targets, with the opportunity to arrange an appointment whenever necessary.
  • When appropriate, to work with other professionals, e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, etc.
  • We will do everything we can to ensure that your child makes good progress within the framework of the school curriculum.


Please click on the links below for all our SEND Information.

Senco: Jo Williams
E: jwilliams@archbishop-benson.cornwall.sch.uk