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At Balksbury Federation, we strive to support all our children to enable them to make good or better progress and we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all of our children.  We believe that an effective federation is an inclusive one.  We recognise the need to implement our ethos both inside and outside the classroom. We want our children to be safe, enjoy education and grow so they become successful adults.  We value high quality teaching and learning to provide this for our children.


Where our children have additional needs, steps will be taken to prevent these from becoming a barrier.  Through this action, we believe our children regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, special need and background will receive an equal opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential. 


We understand that each pupil has individual and unique needs.  However, some pupils require more support than others to achieve.  We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there many factors influencing progress including ability, emotional state, age and maturity.  Therefore we acknowledge that some pupils may need a little extra support for a short period, or for longer periods of time.


What if I have a concern about my child?

Our staff are committed to caring for and helping children in every way possible.   Nevertheless, as a parent it is natural that you will worry about your child. Should you have a concern, you are invited to approach your child’s class teacher to discuss the matter informally through our open door policy.


Our SENDCo is Miss Sarah Bodinham

We are committed to responding to your SEND worries and concerns quickly.  If you wish to talk to Miss Bodinham, then please make an appointment. You can contact through either of the federation’s school offices:

Infant School:  01264 352801

Junior School: 01264 365642

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor
Our SEND Governor is Chantelle Adams.  She keeps up-to-date with the school by visiting on a regular basis.