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Our aim is to ensure that all children have access to the full curriculum and are able to achieve at the highest level. There are many ways in which we are able to support children who have special needs.

If the school has a concern about your child’s learning we will:

  1. Talk to the parents and discuss how both the school and parents could support the child
  2. Set up a programmed in school to support the child - school action
  3. Ask for the child to be referred to a specialist who is trained in the child’s specific needs e.g. speech therapist - school action plus

The governor who has responsibility for Special Education Needs is Shabana Begum.

Accessibility Plan

Behaviour Policy

SEND Report 2021

You can find out more about support and service providers in the borough on the Tower Hamlets Local Offer site.

School Counselling Partnership

My name is Khalida Haque and I represent the Schools Counselling Partnership - to find out more about the organisation please go to the Schools Counselling Partnership website.

I work with Canon Barnett Primary School to provide an integrated service that aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of children, parents/carers and staff by working with the whole school community. From time to time we can all do with someone to talk to, in a confidential space, about worries that we have concerning our children or affecting our families or placing a burden upon us. We all do much better when we feel that we have been listened to and heard. Our philosophy is “it is good to talk, it is ok not to be ok and it is good to ask for help”. The idea being that children learn from an early age that it is good to ask for help and good to share a problem.

Part of the service is the provision of a lunch-time drop in called The Space, where any child can refer themselves if they need someone to talk to. They can attend alone or bring a friend (or three) along. Please let us know if you do not want your child to attend The Space.

For parents there will also be a drop in, on Thursday mornings from 8.45-10.00 (unless we are running a coffee morning or workshop or parenting course).

If you would like arrange to have a chat with me or have any questions please give me a call on 07730416019 or ask at the school about me.

Useful Links

"Learning activities meet pupils' needs and interests and provides them with appropriate challenge, including for the most able pupils."

- Ofsted, March 2018