SEN - Barton Court Grammar School

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09/05/24

Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at: pic.twitter.com/4d8FyqTefK

06/03/24

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12/12/23

Thank you to Abbie from , one of our school charities, for coming in last week to talk to our students about the work they do.We are looking forward to continuing to raise lots of money to support their cause. pic.twitter.com/6fWGNjA7FO

12/12/23

We're extremely proud of Toral in Y12 who was selected to play for the first ever U18 female Barbarians squad this weekend. The team was selected to play against Rugby School to celebrate 200 years of rugby union. An amazing experience and an excellent achievement. pic.twitter.com/mMtZfPMjyf

17/11/23

There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns. pic.twitter.com/LNQ3U09XeH

16/11/23

We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting pic.twitter.com/dhjOOePsQ0

09/11/23

Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions! pic.twitter.com/UCylXt9upM

09/11/23

We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:

08/11/23

We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow". pic.twitter.com/RwxQqiyS24

30/10/23

Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them! pic.twitter.com/3EVO0LLwpB

25/10/23

🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

25/10/23

We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.

24/10/23

Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art pic.twitter.com/VbI9F0kuyB

23/10/23

🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

17/10/23

Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS. pic.twitter.com/C19F3HmDcu

12/10/23

We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off. pic.twitter.com/pBdlLrFrk1

12/10/23

The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine pic.twitter.com/r3qXMkfw1v

09/10/23

Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools. pic.twitter.com/gbg8f5YxoQ

09/10/23

We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.

28/09/23

Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people. pic.twitter.com/0U9RSSGOnO

23/09/23

The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks

23/09/23

Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof! pic.twitter.com/uNSZnMj6pZ

02/08/23

We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision pic.twitter.com/m1DoNrxNRQ

27/07/23

Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term. pic.twitter.com/ewM3W3xSrD

24/07/23

We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury. pic.twitter.com/EtazSo9Lvu

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SEN

At Barton Court Grammar School, we are committed to Quality First Teaching and personalised provision, in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice 2015.  Learners’ needs are met through a graduated approach starting at a whole-school level of personalised teaching, with additional support that can be introduced to overcome barriers.  Provision maps for SEN students are subject to regular review, involving the student, parents/ carers and teachers. This ensures provision maps continually evolve with our students’ development to maximise successes and to overcome emergent or developing needs. We have a dedicated SEN department to ensure quality support in school and we have effective partnerships with specialist teaching and learning services to fully cater for a wide range of learning needs within the grammar school setting.

What is the Special Educational Needs (SEN) information report?

The SEN information report details the provision that Barton Court Grammar School offers to students with special education and disability needs. To find out more about the new SEND Code of Practice, visit the "SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years" at

SEN Information

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.  At Barton Court Grammar School we are determined to identify and meet the needs of all students in order to allow them to achieve or exceed their potential.  Our school building is accessible via lifts and has disabled toilets.

Total number of students on roll: 1,003
Number of students with EHCPs: 6
Number of students identified as SEN support: 91

Please note: decisions on the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan are made by the Local Authority.

If you wish to find out more about Kent Local Offer, please following this link:

If you wish to find out more information on the new SEND Mainstream Core Standards, please use the link below:

MCS Guide:

Parent Version:

Our Team:

Mr N Harvey - SENCo - E-Mail: nharvey@bartoncourt.org

Mr Harvey, our SENCo, works to ensure excellence in SEN provision. In school the SEN Department works alongside our team of Learning Mentors who provide 1:1 learning support in our learning resource centre and wellbeing room as well as classroom based support. The interventions provided are tailor made to the student and their specific learning need.

SEN Support

At Barton Court we aim to promote independence through empowering and encouraging our students in making an informed decision with regards to the care and support they require whilst at school. To ensure this happens all staff members are made aware of the SEN needs of their students and the provisions that are in place to assist the student’s in their learning. Any additional support or interventions that are required will be implemented to ensure the students are not prevented from making progress.

Our teachers know that our all our students learn in different ways and are capable of achievement. Getting to know the student individually and ensuring they know the relevant information with regards to their learning need is essential to good differentiation. It is important to us that our students feel supported in school, which will in turn allow them to work effectively in an accepting classroom environment.

We are an inclusive school and work closely with our students, their parents and outside agencies. We ensure all relevant parties are informed of the students’ progress and guide all our students to success.

At Barton Court Grammar School we can make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need with or without a statement of Special Educational Needs / Education, Health and Care Plan, under the four main areas of need:

  1. Communication, Speech and Language – Stammers, Tourette’s, Selective Mutism and verbal processing difficulties.
     
  2. Cognition and Learning – Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and Specific Learning Difficulties.
     
  3. Social, mental and emotional health – Autistic Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, mental health needs.
     
  4. Sensory and/or physical – Visual and Hearing Impairment, epilepsy, functioning and mobility conditions.

We have the ability to support a wide range of Special Educational Needs. If a less frequent area of need which is less familiar to us at Barton Court Grammar School and requires further support, we can access training and advice from external agencies to ensure that the kind of need and support required can be met.

The links here relate to those students who have difficulties that affect their learning and are recognised as needing specific types of support. Follow the links below to find out more about how we work to support young people with a range of additional needs.