Bishop Perrin Primary School Bishop Perrin Primary School


Inclusion and SEND

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All pupils develop at different rates, especially in primary education. We are committed to identifying and providing additional support for any child in need – this is achieved through the Special Education Needs system which allows opportunity to follow up and put in place a range of interventions and strategies to enable children to achieve their potential.

We use a range of criteria to identify a child who may have a particular learning difficulty. Extra help and resources will then be sought where appropriate, for the specific support of that pupil. Sometimes a pupil will only need extra help for a short time. Each child’s needs will be re-assessed and reviewed regularly.

If any parent has concerns about their child’s development, we encourage them to discuss these with their child’s class teacher, who may then refer them to our Inclusion Leader.

In the first instance, additional support for a child who has been identified as not progressing in-line with their age-related expectations, or who is experiencing difficulties accessing the curriculum, will through internal staffing and resources. Under the guidance and direction of the Inclusion Leader, targeted and specific support will be put in place for the child.

If after a period of time, in the region of around six weeks or a half-term, the impact of the additional internal support will be reviewed and assessed. If the intervention has proved successful, the additional support will stop, although the child will continued to be monitored to ensure there is no regression.

If it is deemed that the initial intervention has not been successful, then an alternative strategy may be implemented, or the school may seek external advice and guidance from the Local Authority or health services, such as the School Nurse.

The school has close links with a range of external agencies who are able to offer support, guidance and interventions. After consultation with parents/carers, children can be referred to specialists for speech therapy and occupational therapy, or to the Borough’s Educational Psychologist and Early Help Team. The school also has access to a Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) commissioned from the South west London and St George’s Mental Health Trust (click here for more information about the CWP service from another Health Trust). The school also has two trained Emotional Learning Support Assistants (ELSAs) as members of staff ( and we have access to a Play Therapist.               

Key Staff

Inclusion Lead – Miss Mary McAvoy (Inclusion working days: Monday and Tuesday) 0208 894 1447 /

School Welfare Officers - Mrs Jackie Sandell and Mrs Alison Stock (Part-time)

The Richmond Council local offer of services provided via Achieving for Children can be found at, and they can be contacted by telephone on 0208 547 4722 or via email:

Click here for local offer services provided by Hounslow Council

Bishop Perrin School SEND Information Report

Please click on the link below to access information for parents about the ways in which our school will support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  We update our report annually.

Bishop Perrin School SEND Report 22/23


SEND Local Offer in Kingston and Richmond