Queenswell Junior School


Queenswell Junior School prides itself on being an inclusive school.  We offer a stimulating and welcoming environment where our pupils can thrive and achieve the best possible outcomes within an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and friendship. We continually strive to ensure the best possible provision for all pupils who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), and work very closely with the child/ parents/ carers and any other professionals to ensure their needs are being continually met.


Our school building is all on one level, which makes it easily accessible to all pupils.


If you would like further information regarding Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), please contact the SENCo/ Assistant Head for Inclusion, Mrs Sarah Lloyd, on 0208 445 2056 ext. 3, or the SEND Administrator, Mrs Ursula Eady, on 0208 445 2056 ext. 1.


Alternatively, you can contact us via the school office at





The Barnet Autumn SEND newsletter has been produced and is now available via Barnet local offer page (access via this link). 


They first launched the SEND Newsletter in Summer 2018 and this is now the second issue. It is a coproduced document with parents, education, health and social care. There are a number of interesting and informative SEND related articles (e.g. young person voice item) with useful links and updates.


On the main Barnet Local Offer page ( you can scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email to subscribe to the SEND newsletter (you will then automatically be emailed each Barnet SEND Newsletter when it is published). Enjoy the Autumn edition!





ADHD Parent support groups

ADHD in Barnet is a new project offering information and support to parents whose children either have a diagnosis of ADHD or are waiting for an assessment. We will be running drop ins, workshops and training programmes. We take referrals from schools, CAMHS, other organisations and we also accept self-referrals.
If you wish to attend please email us in advance to let us know you are coming.


ADHD Drop-in Sessions at Queenswell Junior School - 10am-noon:


- Monday 14th January 2019

- Monday 11th February 2019

- Monday 11th March 2019



Kids In Sync Children’s Therapy


NEW Social Communication Skills Groups for ages 8-11


We all want our children to be happy, have friends and make the most of themselves, but for some this isn’t easy. Kids In Sync will help your child develop the social skills they need to effectively communicate and become more confident navigating the social world.


Led by an experienced professional in Education (with Masters in Clinical Pedagogy and ABA/SCERTS trained), we are introducing Social Skills Groups for 8-11 year olds with communication difficulties and/or High-Functioning Autism.


The groups will meet weekly for three months to focus on the key elements to successful social communication.

Groups of four at a time are peer matched and skills demonstrated using videos, pictures, games and roleplay. Progress is measured via questionnaires completed at the beginning and end of the course.


Groups will take place from 10.30am-12.30pm on Saturdays commencing 17th November at Wesley Hall, Staplyton Rd, Barnet, EN5 4JJ.


For more information and to book a place, please contact Kids In Sync Children’s Therapy Centre:

020 8441 3201






Kinship Connected Coffee Morning:

Venue: Queenswell Infant and Nursery School

When: 10am -12pm on Monday 28th January 2019


Join us for a friendly coffee morning, open to all kinship carers – grandparents or other family members looking after children full-time. You’ll be able to meet others in the same situation and have an informal chat with a project worker about what kinds of support might be available.


For more information contact Maxine on 07931 158 376 or 020 8981 8001,

or Kelly Crack (Queenswell Infant School) on 020 8445 0524 ext 26.



We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark award for the excellent work we do to ensure Inclusion throughout the school.

Useful external website link:
SEND Documents

The Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Mrs Sarah Lloyd, SENCo & Assistant Head for Inclusion


Our Child & Family Support Worker is Mrs Sally Shearly. We run a regular Carers Support Group alongside the Infant school, and invite special guest speakers to the Carers' Coffee Afternoons.


Other useful external organisations:



Barnet SEND Information, Advice and Support Service offers free, confidential, and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Further information is available on the Barnet Local Offer home page.


Contact details:

Please email or telephone 0208 359 7637.


What we offer:

Here are some examples of the different activities and experiences we offer for children with Special Educational Needs at Queenswell Junior School:


  • HEWS – we are lucky enough to offer a Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service at the school, where children who have been referred to the service, can meet Talya Bruck, Primary Mental Health Worker for one-to-one or group sessions through art and drama therapy.


  • Out and About – some children learn life skills through our Out & About group, where they make short trips to local places such as the supermarket, the fire station and other places of interest.



  • Barnet Bar No-one – some children make a trip to a local Sports Facility to take part in athletics, in the past we have attended Allianz Park and Hendon Leisure Centre. The children spend a whole day there making full use of the specialist facilities on offer.



  • Motor Skills – some children benefit from tailored physiotherapy programmes designed to further their development in a specific area. These are provided by the child’s qualified physiotherapist and carried out at school under the supervision of a dedicated Teaching Assistant.



  • Cognition and Learning – some children receive bespoke literacy and numeracy support to help them access the curriculum.
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  • Speech and Language Therapy – we have a Speech and Language therapist who comes to the school to work with a specific group of children. 
  • SEND Music – music therapy sessions with a qualified Music Teacher to help develop rhythmic, social and motor skills:
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  • Social Skills Group – here are some children enjoying social time while taking part in an activity



  • Cuppa in the Cabin – organised by Mrs Sally Shearly - it's an opportunity to come and socialise with other parent/ carers every Wednesday morning at 8.45am – everyone welcome!



  • Family Fun – this is an opportunity for you to enjoy working alongside your child in the school setting and meet other parent/ carers.
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