SEND & Inclusion

At Bow Community Primary School we recognise that some children may require extra help for some of the curriculum while in school. This could be for academic, social or behavioural reasons.  There are ongoing identification procedures for SEN as part of our continuous assessment.  The Code of Practice for Special Education Needs provides a structure to support pupils in their learning. It is recognised that at any one time up to 20% of pupils may have a special educational need during their time in school. For many children this will only be for a short time, for others it may be for all of their school life. If our experience and expertise shows that a child may have special educational needs, we will discuss this with parents/carers.

The person responsible for managing Bow’s provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) Ali Gillard. If you have any concern about provision, in the first instance we encourage you to contact your child’s class teacher. If have still have concerns then please contact either the school SENDCo, Ali Gillard ( or the Headteacher, Lesley Hodgson ( In the unlikely event that your concern is not resolved then please contact our chair of Governors via the clerk to governors (

Ali Gillard can be contacted at  or by contacting the school on 01363 82319.


The school’s SEND Information Report is listed below, at the foot of the page.


The link below takes you to our school’s accessibility plan:

Accessibility Plan


The link below takes you to our school’s equality policy:

School Equality Policy


The link below takes you to our school's SEND policy:

SEND Policy


In order to ensure that our parents and carers are fully informed about what is available for children with SEND, we have provided links to some websites, including the DEVON; LOCAL OFFER website which we strongly recommend that you access and which we hope you will find helpful. This website describes how Devon supports children with additional needs.