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Links to Useful Documents

Before reading these documents you might find it useful to read through the "Jargon Buster" of clinical terms used by professionals working with children with SEND.

Jargon Buster

To view Beacon View's Information Report please click on link below:

SEND Information Report & SEND Policy

Portsmouth Local Offer

Portsmouth Education Partnership

Our SENCo is Mike Bowen

Contact details:

  • Email: mike.bowen@beaconviewprimary.co.uk


They are responsible for:

  • Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) 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
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc...
  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
  • Providing Governors with reports and data to show the focus of her work and impact on pupil progress.

Our class teachers are responsible for:

  • 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) and informing the Inclusion Team as necessary.
  • Writing Personalised Learning Plan (PLP), and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver 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 Headteacher is responsible for:

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.

The SEN Governor is responsible for:

  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.

Services Provided by the School

Directly funded by the school:

  • Three Learning Mentors
  • Home Family Link Worker
  • Additional Speech and Language Therapy input to provide a higher level of service to the school.
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Additional services paid for by the school:

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Sensory Service for children with visual or hearing needs
  • Behaviour Consultant (Ms Katherine Mahony)
  • Speech and Language Therapy (provided by Health but paid for by the Local Authority)
  • Outreach from Cliffdale Primary and Mary Rose

Provided and paid for by the Health Service but delivered in school:

  • School Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy


  • Beacon View is accessible to children with physical disabilities via the main entrance along Allayway Avenue and the main exit point along Marsden Road. Disabled parking is available via the Marsden Road entrance.
  • The first floor is accessible using the internal lift.
  • The puropose-built toilet facilities for those with physical disabilities are located off the main reception.
  • We ensure that equipment used is accessible to all children regardless of their needs.
  • After school provision is accessible to all children including those with SEND.
  • Extra curricular activities are accessible for children with SEND.

Accessibility Plan

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