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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 

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Lucy Byrne

Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator – ‘SENDCo’

I am delighted to be working at Brixham Primary in the role of SENCo. 

For 20 years, I have been a teacher within the primary age range, having specialised in Early Years. Across both Key stages, I have led PSHCE and behaviour management.  I have always had a passion for SEND provision and qualified as a SENCO in 2019.  I have a strong commitment to working in partnership with staff, parents and carers in order to provide the best provision for our pupils. 

I have a passion for children's literature and outdoor learning, including forest school. In my spare time, I enjoy kayaking and exploring beaches with my family. 

A pupil has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:

  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

  • A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools

Special educational provision is 'additional to, or different from' that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school SENDCo.

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Debbie Morton

Pastoral support

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Lianne Coleman

Pastoral support

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Lauren Walters

Pastoral support

SEND – Useful Information:


Lego Therapy

Lego therapy is a fun and effective way to help children with Autism or social interaction difficulties develop collaborative play skills. In practice, children work in groups of three with each participant having a distinct role to build a Lego model collaboratively: 

  • Engineers use the Lego instructions and ask the Supplier for the specific pieces of Lego needed.

  • Suppliers gives the Builder the pieces.

  • Builders follow the building instructions from the Engineer in order to construct the model. 


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022


ASC Useful Information


Torbay Council Special Educational Needs and Disability




Torbay Council SEN Information


SEND in a Nutshell 2023-2024

For SEND Policies, please see our Policies page

SEND – Useful Links:

Torbay Family Hub - Graduated response link:

For more information on the Local Offer in Torbay visit:
Torbay SEND Local Offer - Family Hub (

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