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Special Educational Needs



Bridgewater School is an inclusive school which focuses on the well being and progress of every child, including those with a special need or disability.


We have an Special Needs Co-ordinator or SENDCo (Mrs O'Sullivan) who works alongside teachers to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Mrs O'Sullivan can be contacted by email or by phone 01442 871231

The Local Offer from Hertfordshire


As part of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms, Hertfordshire County Council has to provide access to information of what is on offer across the county.


The purpose of the offer is to provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available for all children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 and their families (not just those who have an education, health and care plan).

Please follow the link for further information on the Hertfordshire Local Offer.

The Bridgewater Offer


Alongside the County Local Offer, schools are required to have a School Offer. The aim of this is to give clear information on how the SEND Code of Practice is implemented in the school. To find out more, see the PDF below.

School Information Report: Aims to set out clearly how the SEN Code of Practice is implemented.

What is DSPL?


Delivering Special Provision Locally is a Hertfordshire-wide initiative, working to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25.


It aims to secure a range of provision, support services and resources in each area that:


• meets the needs of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 as close to home as possible

• improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment

• widens choice for children and parents/carers

• removes barriers to learning

• uses resources effectively



There is now a DSPL Dacorum Facebook page, which will keep you up to date with courses/workshops, events and support for professionals and parent/carers


For parent courses, please visit our Community Events & Activities page.