FREE Tubbenden iPhone App

Tubbenden Primary School

Tubbenden Primary School

SEN Information

Tubbenden Primary School is an inclusive school. We believe that all children deserve to attend a school where they are valued and their individual needs are met so that they can be happy and can access the curriculum in order to make great progress from their varying starting points.  We are consistently monitoring, reviewing and modifying our SEND support so that every child can succeed.

We offer a wide range of provision to support the variety of needs that we see at Tubbenden Primary school.  Our main 4 areas of need are:

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Children are supported using a range of high-quality teaching strategies, personalised and differentiated planning, targeted and individual interventions and high-quality resources. These can be available for all pupils, those with a Pupil Support Agreement (PSA), children with a Pupil Resource Agreement or those children with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

We cater for the needs of pupils requiring additional support due to: specific learning difficulties (SPLD) such as dyslexia, moderate learning difficulties (MLD), speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) such as anxiety or ADHD, vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI), Tourette Syndrome, and physical disabilities (PD) to name just a few.

All Bromley Schools are committed to and adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs. There is a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.

The range of support deployed at Tubbenden will be tailored to individual needs following thorough assessment by internal or external agencies. It is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation. Views of pupils, parents and staff are used to inform the report through individual pupil progress meetings, year group progress meetings, parent meetings, questionnaires and the School Council.

Tubbenden’s Inclusion Team

Inclusion Manager: Mrs M Hughes

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO): Mrs M Hughes

Provision Lead Teacher: Mrs O Fowler

Head Of School : Mrs B Bruce

SEN Governor: Mrs A Carter

Class teacher

Responsible for/they are responsible for:

  • Universal high-quality teaching including adapting the curriculum to respond to strengths and needs of all pupils, differentiation, personalised learning plans, individual specialist resources. Regularly working with the SENCO parents/carers and pupils to review the progress and plan next steps.
  • Following the school’s SEN policy.

 Please see Tubbenden’s SEND policy on the school website. Our staff are committed to meeting the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice 2014.

If you have concerns about your child you should speak to their class teacher first. You may then be directed to Oz Fowler (Lead Provision Teacher) or the Inclusion Manager/SENCO (Mrs Hughes).

The Inclusion Manager and Provision Lead Teacher

Responsible for/they are responsible for:

  • Coordinating provision for children with SEND and developing the school’s SEND policy
  • Identifying barriers to learning and putting support and interventions in place to overcome these
  • Ensuring that home and school have opportunity to work together to provide the best outcomes for the pupils
  • Promoting an ethos of Inclusion throughout the school
  • Liaising with a range of agencies outside of school who can offer advice and support to help pupils overcome any difficulties.
  • Providing specialist advice and facilitating training to ensure that all staff are skilled and confident about meeting a range of needs. 

The Inclusion Manager (SENCO):

Responsible for/they are responsible for:

  • The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school, including the provision made for pupils with SEND
  • Supporting the school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for pupils with SEND across the school.

Pastoral Support:

Tubbenden has a Family Support Worker, a Learning Mentor, an ELSA Teaching Assistant and a Counsellor as part of our regular, in school, support network for pupils. This team, working under the direction of the Inclusion Manager, supports attendance, the development of pupils’ emotional wellbeing and social skills to enhance their independence, self-esteem and confidence and removing barriers to emotional wellbeing and learning. We also have a Nurture Base and a Sensory Hub. Our ethos and strong focus on inclusion is part of our school offer as we believe it supports a nurturing environment across every aspect of the school.

Bromley Local Offer:

Tubbenden School works closely with the Local Authority and there is further support and advice available from Bromley. Their Local Offer pages provide information about local services, support and activities available to families, children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities, please see

Bromley Local Offer