Barnwell Academy

Daycare SEND

Guiding Principles

At Barnwell Academy Daycare our guiding principles are that of Inclusion and Personalised Learning. We want to identify and break down barriers to learning, making the learning experience for every child tailored to their needs.


Objectives in making provision for pupils with SEND:


  • All pupils have equal access to a broad, balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities of all pupils.
  • The aims of education for pupils with difficulties and disabilities are the same as those for all pupils.
  • Child and Parent / Carer voice is paramount to successful outcomes for children with SEND.
  • Key workers identify and meet the needs of SEND of pupils.
  • Every child is entitled to have his or her particular needs recognised and addressed.
  • High quality resources are offered to ensure that all needs are met.
  • All pupils are entitled to experience success.
  • Consideration of SEND crosses all curriculum areas and all aspects of learning and teaching.
  • Good SEND practice is good practice for all pupils.

Click here for: Barnwell Academy SEND Policy

The Early Years SEND Ranges

Barnwell Academy uses The Early Years SEND Ranges, alongside all other Early Years agencies, as a common framework to identify additional needs and understand how to support pupils.

The SEND Ranges:

  • will provide a core framework for all professionals working with the pupil and will give greater clarity for parents, families and carers in terms of what their child's  needs are, and what each child is receiving
  • are based on the best practice covered by the Children and Families Act 2014
  • descriptors are based on national best practice in determining the needs of    pupils with SEND
  • are based on the four areas of the SEND Code of Practice (2014/15)
  • are also based on the 'golden thread'; the graduated approach of, assess, plan,  do, review
  • have been produced between education and SEND colleagues in other LA's incorporating parent, carer and family views.  They provide a helpful reference point in relation to identifying level of need, and will support children and young  people with additional needs with consistency across schools

The full document can be found here.

For further information please contact:

Miss K Harding (SENCO)

Telephone: 0191 5008958

For more information please read our SEND Report 2023-2024 

For more information and to access Sunderland Local offer click here

To access Sunderland Parent Carer Forum click here

SEND compliments, concerns and complaints

The education of all our pupils that attend Barnwell Academy Daycare is very important to us.

Compliments are always greatly received and can be passed on either directly to the SENDCO, or formally recorded via our compliments form.

All staff work very hard to ensure that each child is happy at school and makes progress. Any concerns about our SEND provision will be dealt with as quickly as possible.  Concerns can be passed on directly or recorded via our concerns form.

Any formal complaints would follow our academy complaints procedure. Please complete our complaints form which can be found here.

Any complaints regarding statutory assessments of Special Education Needs (EHCP) should be raised directly with Sunderland Local Authority. More information can be found at the Disagreement, Resolution, Mediation and Tribunal Services. Please click on this link.