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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life


A message from the SENCo

Dear Parents and Carers

At Fawbert and Barnard’s, we believe that children should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. In support of this, we provide high quality teaching for all pupils, in order for them to both realise and achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and adapt teaching to respond to children’s diverse learning needs.

We strive to identify SEN at the earliest opportunity so that we can offer effective support to meet the needs of the child. We work alongside other professionals to ensure that all children receive the support they need in order to succeed. We work in partnership with parents and carers of children with SEND to build a better understanding of their strengths and barriers, so we can work towards the best possible outcomes for the children.

If you have queries about your child in relation to SEND, your first point of contact will be the class teacher who will be able to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet, after school. Our SENCO, Sue Spearman, is also the Headteacher, she has extensive experience of working with pupils with SEND prior to becoming a Headteacher. She has worked across two academies providing support for Special Educational Needs and advice to other SENCO's. Sue currently leads the TMAT SENCO cluster. Sue has a passion for all pupils achieving and particular expertise with pupils with social communication needs. Sarah Goodman, an experienced class teacher, is supporting Sue as SENCO Assistant and has a Law Degree (LLB), NCFE Cache Level 2 in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, and a BSL certificate. She considers primary a pivotal time in children’s education and believes that all children, regardless of ability, should be given the support to reach their full potential and access education with equal opportunities.

Should you require further information please contact us through email at or telephone the school on 01279 429427 and leave a message for Mrs Spearman or Miss Goodman to ring you back.


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