Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Children & Learning

Four Areas of SEND

iStock_70488931_LARGEAreas of Need Special Educational Needs are broadly grouped into four primary areas, within these areas there are many different descriptors of need and a wide range of provision which may be needed.

At Beckfoot Heaton Primary School every child is considered as an individual and provision is arranged on this basis. The local offer gives further elaboration. Bradford Local Offer | SEND Provision in Bradford 

  • Communication & Interaction
  • Cognition & Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory and Physical needs.

We achieve these aims by:

Implementing the Assess, Plan, Do Review cycle:

  • Assess a child’s level of need using a range of tools.
  • Plan any adaptations or changes and/or additional or different provision necessary to meet the identified need/s and remove barriers to a child’s learning and participation.
  • Do – the teacher working closely with teaching assistants and/or SENDCO, Inclusion Support Leaders, Leaders of Learning, Specialist Teachers, this planning is applied in the classroom.
  • Review the effectiveness of these planned strategies at removing identified barriers to the child’s learning and participation through continuous monitoring, by the teacher, with teaching assistant, SENDCO, Inclusion Support Leaders, Leaders of Learning, Specialist Teachers.

Children with SEND follow the same process, adapted to their additional needs and the increased level of advice and support they may need to meet their outcomes. Provision is based on the SEND Guidance from Bradford MDC Department of Children’s Services – The matrix of need.

Children with SEND, assessed beyond SEND Support, may have a My Support Plan, an Education Health Care Plan, or be allocated to specialist provision/setting.