Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


Special Education Needs Report 2020   SEND Policy  


Beaford Community Primary & Nursery School is a mainstream setting. The school ensures that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has special educational needs or disabilities.  The school ensures that all staff in the school are able to identify and provide appropriately for those pupils who have special educational needs to ensure they reach their full potential, are fully included within the school community and are able to make successful transfers between educational establishments.


SENDCO: Mathew Harts  - contact through the school office - 01805 603263 or admin@beaford-primary.


SEND Governor: Jacqueline Ward


INCLUSION TEAM: Mathew Harts,  Sarah Rickman, Rachel Sharpe, Cheryl Parsons

Useful links and Information

Multi Agency Early Help Offer - The Child's Journey

Signposting: Support for children with Autism 2 - 5 Years.

Action for Children support the Incredible Years Programme.

This is a group intervention of 12–16 sessions and is offered to parents of young children, developmental aged 2-5 and on the Autism spectrum or Pathway to diagnosis and promotes children's emotional regulation, social competence, language skills, school readiness, and relationships with others.

An overview of the programme can be read here:   Incredible years overview.pdf

In typical times these courses are often run within the Children's centres around the county.

Parents can also get information from Children and Families Health Devon. This also includes a Facebook support group

Additional Support 

Further support and advice for parents can be accessed from Independent Information Advice and Support services, including Devon Parent Partnership (DPP). These are able to provide impartial and independent advice, support and information on special educational needs and disabilities.

Parents/carers are also encouraged to visit the Devon County Council Local Offer website This website provides valuable information about different agencies, services and resources for children, young people with SEND and their families in addition to school resources and information.