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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

To read our SEN Disability and Inclusion Policy click here.

Brackenbury Primary School prides itself on its inclusive nature and SEND provision. 

Special needs fall into four main categories, as identified in the SEND Code of Practice (2014):

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

If you think your child may have special educational needs and they have not been diagnosed as such, you should in the first instance contact your child's Class Teacher or the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Each year our SENCo produces a SEND Report, which is presented to the Governors. If you would like to view this report please click on the icon below.

Additionally, please  for details of Brackenbury's Local Offer. For more information, please visit: 

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Below are some links that parents and carers of children with SEN may find useful or informative, together with links to local family information and local inclusion related groups.


The Dialogue Centre is a large Edwardian House in Brighton offering highly experienced, professional and confidential counselling for families, children, young people and adults across Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex.

Their therapists have demonstrated results in Family counselling, Youth counselling and Adult counselling. They have recently been awarded the status of Accredited Counselling Service by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).



Amaze gives information, advice and support to parents of children with special needs and disabilities in Brighton & Hove. We work to empower parents to help their children live fully socially included lives.



Information for families on a range of services including childcare, holiday activities and family support services.  Email the service through their online enquiry form, call them on (01273) 293545.  It is also possible to contact them to arrange an appointment to see them in person at Tarner Children's Centre.  Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.  Sign up to the Family Information News email to be kept up to date with useful information for families.



MOSAIC is a community organisation of Black, minority ethnic and mixed parentage families and individuals.  They aim to create safe, supportive, anti-racist, culturally diverse environments for their members, and represent their interests. Their working aims are to befriend and provide mutual support for Black, minority ethnic and mixed parentage individuals and their families and to exchange and discuss common concerns, particularly racism in education.  We focus on evolving personal and collective strategies for combating and coping with racism and give special emphasis to enabling MOSAIC children develop a positive sense of their ethnic identity in an environment in which they are not in a minority.



BWC aims to empower women and promote independence in a safe, women-only space. Services offered include counselling, groupwork, open access drop-ins, holistic therapies, volunteer training and self-development courses.  They also provide an Ofsted registered pre-school alongside services in recognition of the importance of childcare.  BWC are committed to supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged women in the community, and welcome all women, regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, age or religion.


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