In line with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice, the school identifies children with additional or special educational needs as early as possible and aims to provide opportunities for every child to achieve their full potential. Children identified as experiencing difficulties with their learning or behaviour may be placed on the School’s SEND Register. The aim of SEND provision is to facilitate the best possible progress for the individuals identified as it is for all other children.

Children supported solely by the school are supported through ‘SEND Monitoring’. If children are referred to an outside professional agency for a special assessment, they are supported at ‘SEND Support’. All children are supported when necessary either in small groups or as individuals. This support may be in the class or in another area of the school. All pupils are given full access to all areas of the National Curriculum at a level appropriate to their ability. The LA department supporting the school is called the Learning and Behaviour Support Services (LBSS) and is staffed with specialist teachers and Educational Psychologists. As the name implies, the school can request additional help for children with learning or behavioural difficulties.

The document, Local Offer at DB, which can be accessed below, sets out the core strategies that we use to support children.

Useful Abbreviations

  • SPLD Specific Learning Difficulty
  • MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • SLD Severe Learning Difficulty
  • PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
  • BESD Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulties
  • SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • HI Hearing Impairment
  • VI Visual Impairment
  • MSI Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • PD Physical Disability
  • ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder

You can also find information and support from the Worcestershire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service. The provide impartial information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and/ or disabilities (SEND). Contact them on 01905 768153 or visit their website