Barley Croft Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

SEND at Barley Croft Primary School


At Barley Croft we want to make sure that every child gets the best support we can offer in order to help them enjoy their learning, feel confident and be happy amongst their friends and make the best possible progress.  


Every child has individual needs that will affect their learning.  Sometimes children need additional support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other children of the same age.  They may need this support for a short time or a longer period, but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Register and we will keep a close eye on their progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in touch with you.


If you have any queries relating to the type of support we offer in school, please contact:

Becci Bonshor (SENDCo) or Gretel Stonebridge (SEND link Governor). To contact the school SENDCo, you can either complete the contact form at the bottom of the school page or ring the school office and select the option for the SENDCo. The SEND link Governor can be contacted through the school office.



Key SEND Staff

Barley Croft SEND Offer

Barley Croft is able to offer a range of support for pupils with additional needs.  This ranges from differentiation within the classroom context, to individualised programmes of 1:1 support.

Leicester City SEND Local Offer

From time to time Leicester City Council SEND Services offer free courses for parents to access support and education around the special educational need of their child. Please find details of upcoming courses below:

Upcoming Local Courses for Parents of SEND Children

Useful Websites

The Solihull Approach have just rolled out a new course – ‘Moving up to secondary school for children with additional needs’. As with all of the courses, these are free to access for families across LLR and this course in particular to supporting CYP who are neurodiverse.


‘This short specialist course is for parents, relatives or friends of children who have additional needs. Your child may be dyspraxic, dyslexic, very anxious, autistic, really dislike change, have ADHD, a learning disability, a physical disability or any other additional need.’


‘This course is for all parents, grandparents and carers of children who have additional needs and who are transitioning into secondary school. Some parents describe their child as differently abled, neuroatypical, neurodiverse or neurodivergent. The resources are tailored so that whatever their developmental age, you can use the ideas and techniques to help better understand your child, their emotions and how to help them process or manage them.


There’s some more information at the following links:


SENCO contact form

If you wish to contact the SENCO, Becci Bonshor, directly, please complete the form below.