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'Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else' - Margaret Mead'

Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Page.


Our SEND Co-ordinator is Teresa Suddaby, supported by Jenna King and our SEND Governor is Jocelyn Cole.


They are contactable via the school telephone number (01724 867065) or by emailing


Berkeley Primary School is an inclusive school which accommodates special educational needs and disabilities.  These are classified according to four main categories as referred to in the SEN Code of Practice (Sept 2014):

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and / or physical


'However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up' - Stephen Hawking


SEND Workshops for Parents

We are hosting several workshops this year for parents which have been organised as a result of parent feedback.  All parents welcome to come along.  They include:

  • 9am 23.1.23 and 9am 6.2.23 Fine & Gross Motor Skills SEND Parent Workshop 
  • 9am 27.3.23 Anxiety Workshop - help and advice if you are concerned about your child who seems anxious.


SEND Workshops for Families

Peaceful Pals 

Each term we will be holding a workshop to work on understanding feelings and learn a range of coping strategies to support children to become a more mindful individual.


'It was enjoyable for me and my child to attend together, good to learn breathing techniques that are easy and fun, it also gave us an opportunity to speak about feelings.' - Parent A


'Good mix of activities for children and opportunity for support for parents from staff and other parents. It is a great way to let parents know that they are not alone.' - Parent B 


'I enjoyed all the activities we did but especially enjoyed making a lava lamp' - Child A


'I now use the breathing technique where I count with my fingers at home and at school' - Child B

SEND Coffee Morning for Parents 

We will be hosting several coffee mornings for parents this year which will include information sharing, support and advice. Please see below the dates and locations.

11.10.23 in the Infant Hall

- 22.11.23 in the Junior Hall

- 24.1.24 in the Infant Hall with Guest speaker WMIM (With Me in Mind)

- 13.3.24 in the Junior Hall with Guest speaker Wendy Brown (ASET outreach team)

- 8.5.24 in the Junior Hall

- 10.7.24 in the Junior Hall


'Interesting and educational. Helps you talk about how your child feels and how as a parent you can help.' - Parent A


'A nice opportunity to get things off my chest with people who understand. These sessions are very useful and a good way to communicate worries with Teresa, thank you' - Parent B


'Good explanations and guidance for a range of different needs. Full update for my child's needs really benefitted me.' - Parent C


'It was really amazing lovely people thank you, you are all doing amazing.' - Parent D




We had a great time at John Legott College representing our school at the Voice of the Pupil that the SEND team organised.