Children with Special Education Needs

There are times when some children need additional support during their school life. Through our special needs programme, and with assistance from parents/carers, outside agencies and local special schools, we endeavour to identify promptly a child’s particular needs, so that individual programmes can be provided when appropriate.

Mission Statement

Pupils attain the highest levels of achievement, of which they are capable, by being offered a safe, inclusive, supportive and stimulating learning environment.  Irrespective of need, pupils are included in all aspects of school life and are encouraged to be independent and responsible citizens ready for the challenges of a changing future.

Pupils are aware of their own needs, whilst also being respectful and understanding of the needs of others around them. They encourage and support each other to succeed in their learning and to develop their confidence, self-esteem and future aspirations.

Inclusion for Disabled Pupils

The SEN and Disability Act 2001 extended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to cover education. Since September 2002, the Governing Body has had three key duties towards disabled pupils, under Part 4 of the DDA:

  • Not to treat disabled pupils less favourably for a reason related to their disability.
  • To make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage.
  • To plan to increase access to education for disabled pupils.

The school’s Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Plan set out the proposals of the Governing Body of the school to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA:

  • Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum.
  • Improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services.
  • Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.

Ensuring that the ethos in school prevents disabled pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils.

For any SEN queries please contact Lyndsay:

Home Learning Archive Inclusion

Daily routine visuals

Learning activity visuals

Physical play activities for home 

 Keeping Active during lockdown

SEND Report

All Tower Hamlets schools are committed to adopting a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

SEND report 2018-19


SEN Local Offer

Ben Jonson School is an inclusive school which is always striving to be better. It offers a range of provision to support children with various SEND including: communication and interaction needs, learning difficulties, social, mental and emotional health difficulties and physical needs.

BJ SEN Local Offer

Introduction to SEN Inclusion team

BJ SEND Policy

 Tower Hamlets Local Offer

Queries for Parents

If you have any questions regarding our school please contact Dee Dillon, our Attendance and Family Welfare Officer.