The Inclusion Manager – Mrs Carla Long

The inclusion manager is part of the Leadership team. She is a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher with over 25 years of experience. It is her responsibility to oversee the identification and support of children who have been raised as a concern either by their parents or the class teacher. She works alongside the Head Teacher and Deputy, class teachers, teaching assistants and parents to help provide effective intervention, resources and advice or assessment where necessary. She regularly liaises with the outside agencies working with specific children.

Each term there are opportunities for parents to meet with Mrs Long to discuss concerns and progress but parents are free to make appointments at any time via the school office or contact her via email. 

How SEN works in Bridge School

SEN has an Annual planner to map out specific areas of focus during the year.

At the start of each term the Inclusion Manager (Mrs Carla Long) prepares a plan which covers

Policy Review
Funding and resources
Outside Agency Involvement
Issues involving Teaching Assistants – meetings, training, observation, appraisal, monitoring of interventions
Staff SEN surgeries
Parent SEN surgeries
Planned meetings both internal and external
Assessment and Monitoring
Class Observation
Record keeping(provision maps etc)
Data Analysis

A monthly overview is then written, prioritising actions.

For further information on what pupils with SEN can expect from Bridge School, please click here

For Further Information on How SEN Works in Bridge School, please click here 

Please read our SEND Policy

KCC Local Offer :the Local Offer is a response from Government for parents to find out about services, opportunities and access for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Acessibility and Equality

Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School is an inclusive school where we believe that all members of our community are of equal worth. We demonstrate our commitment to this by prioritising the well-being and progress of every child in our school and by striving to ensure that all members of our community are treated with fairness and equality.

 We believe that the Equality Act (2010) and the Public Sector Equality Duty ( PSED 2011) provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups represented in the school.

We have an accessibility plan (2014- 2017) which sets out how we will continue to make improvements in accessibility for those with disabilities.This plan also includes aspects of the PSED within it. 

Definition of disability:
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a “physical or mental impairment which has a substantial or long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day duties.”

Please read our Accessibility and Disability Plan

For further Information Advice and Support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please check the website

Specific Information for Parents on Supporting your Child

Understanding Dyslexia.  A Guide for Families

The Parents and Carers useful guide for children who need extra help in school

Support for children with Special Educational Needs and Learning Differences

At Bridge and Patrixbourne School we recognise the importance of helping all children achieve their true potential, emotionally, socially, physically and academically. Every child is unique and they will all progress at different rates.