At BCCS we believe that all young people should be able to achieve their very best. Some of our students need additional help to learn. Sometimes this is known as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
We keep a register of students who require additional help to learn. This register includes all students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) or Statements as well as any students with identified additional needs who are not meeting the national age related expectations. We will work with the students, teachers, parents and carers as well as outside professionals to ensure these students get the best possible help. This help can be part of our normal inclusive BCCS lessons or in additional specialised lessons or provision.
During their time with us children will grow into young adults. It is our responsibility to support our students in preparing for adulthood and to becoming happy and independent people. We prioritise being available to our students and providing excellent pastoral care so we may fully support them.
The Government has set out how it expects us to provide for children who have additional needs at school. Our approach meets these expectations.
SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
BCCS Parent/Carer questionnaire. Thank you to all who completed and returned this. Your thoughts and feelings are very important to us. It has helped us to plan for the coming years and to develop our new policy. Please click here for the results. – Download
BCCS Parent/Carer Learning Support Events. Dates to be confirmed soon.
To contact a member of the Bristol Autism Team please see details here.
Association of Young People with ME - a chance for young people confined to home by ME to have online friends and discussions and to find out about their condition. http://www.ayme.org.uk/
Autism Oxford – raising awareness of autism with frequent conferences and talks accessible online. http://www.autismoxford.org.uk/
Bristol Parents/Carers http://www.bristolparentcarers.org.uk/ A local support group whom meet regularly.
British Dyslexia Association http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/ a useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment and identification, exam concessions etc.
Health Talk Online http://www.healthtalk.org/ a useful website which can give you information about particular issues facing parents of children and young people with autism such as getting a diagnosis to dealing with puberty.
Mastering Memory http://www.masteringmemory.co.uk/ Boosting working memory programs for children 2-11 or 11-adult
National Network for Parents and Carers http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/ This forum is funded by the government and provides support and an opportunity to link with other parents or carers.
Sense https://www.sense.org.uk/ An association that supports the deaf/blind.
Young Minds http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children, advice about depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues affecting children, see website for details.
Preparing for Adulthood http://preparingforadulthood.org.uk/
Other services available in bristol -