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Beanfield Primary School

SEND/Unit Provision

At Beanfield Primary we provide an inclusive mainstream setting and a 55 place specialist unit provision. We recognise that every student has different needs. We are committed to the equality of opportunity and the provision of the highest standards of education for all our pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The school's SEN co-ordinators and Well-being team work closely with students, parents/carers and other agencies to ensure that all students receive the best possible support.

On this page you will find a range of useful resources as well as links to our SEN Policy.

SEN co-ordinators:


Miss Gemma Cushing - Vice-Principal (EYFS and KS1)

Mrs Kelly Greaves- Vice Principal (KS2)

Miss Charlotte Johnson - Assistant Principal (Years 1-6)- currently on maternity leave

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Unit Provision

Miss Charlie Smith - Dir of SEN & Primary Outreach

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Northamptonshire's Local Offer - Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Early Help Assessment - The EHA is a simple way to help identify needs of children and families and make a plan to meet those needs. It is a shared tool which can be used by all agencies in Northamptonshire who are delivering early help. Its purpose is to provide a co-ordinated response so no-one misses out on the support they may need.

Unit Provision

The Unit caters for pupils aged 4-11 who’s Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifies severe and profound learning difficulties including Autism.  It offers discrete provision and inclusion into the mainstream school, if appropriate.  The Unit caters for a total of 55 pupils across 6 classes.  The classes are grouped based on a number of factors but primarily on need.  We have 3 classes who are working at the earlier stages of development, 2 classes who tend to be the older children who are working at higher levels and 1 ASD specific class for our children who need a very structured approach that is delivered using TEACCH strategies. 

Our current classes are:

  • Amber
  • Amethyst
  • Emerald
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz
  • Ruby

Each class has either a teacher or classroom lead that is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum meets the needs of the children and is delivered in an appropriate manner.  They are also responsible for assessing the children’s understanding and ensuring that their children make progress alongside meeting any pastoral needs that they may also have.  In addition to the class teacher or room lead, each class also has the support of either 2 or 3 teaching assistants, dependent on the needs of each individual class.

The Unit is a specialist provision that is seen as an integral part of Beanfield.  It offers a curriculum model that is designed to address pupils’ learning needs through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is flexible and continually evolving in order to meet the changing needs of the pupils.  Taught sessions are delivered using multi-sensory teaching approaches to ensure that the individual needs of all pupils are met.  This may include 1:1 focussed learning, small group sessions with children who are working at similar levels of development, or whole class teaching.  We also work closely with a wide range of professionals including Speech and Language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and the special school nursing team and implement their programmes into our daily teaching.  Some children may also receive 1:1 support from specialists such as the teacher of the deaf, the mobility service or the visual impairment team.

It is expected that all staff use total communication approaches when working with the children, as appropriate to their needs.  This includes the use of speech alongside symbols, PECS, pictures and photos, TOBIs, objects of reference, signing and AAC (alternative augmentative communication).

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