Special Educational Needs



School Ethos for SEND

From time to time many children will need additional help, either to overcome a learning difficulty or to ensure that the curriculum fully extends their ability. Specialist help is available within the school. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) Katrina Turvey, oversees the work of a team of specialists and classroom assistants who support and advise Class Teachers. 

At Burstow Primary School we believe that every child is entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to provide a caring learning environment, rich in stimulation, that will meet the needs of all pupils and foster their academic, emotional and physical development in order that each child reaches their full potential. 

The SENCo regularly contacts parents to keep them updated with any issues or considerations of new strategies. Parents can contact or make an appointment to see or talk to the SENCo at a convenient time if they have a concern or need advice. 

The broad areas of SEND are: 

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties 
  • Sensory and/or Physical

In 2016 Burstow became a recognised Surrey Everyone A Successful and Effective Learner (EASEL) School. This recognises that we have been audited externally and as a school we prioritise staff training in Quality First Teaching. 

Useful links:





Surrey Local Offer

Our Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan
SEND Policy