Trust, respect and belonging permeates the school. Ofsted 2017 

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PLEASE NOTE:

All updated policies as of 01.09.2021 are available upon request. Please email djones@barleylane.devon.sch.uk (Interim Headteacher) , vickisessions@barleylane.devon.sch.uk (Interim Deputy headteacher).

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Welcome to Barley Lane School

Welcome: If you are finding out about us it is likely your child or a child you know or work with is bright and capable but not thriving in their mainstream primary or secondary school and this for a whole range of reasons. You can see they need help and support with their emotions, behaviour and learning and you are now beginning to explore possible alternatives…

Please be reassured we know your child is talented, unique and complex. We work hard with parents and carers and professionals to understand and support each youngster individually but there are common experiences and themes in both the challenges the children face and how we support them, for example, building good relationships with other pupils and teachers, autism, attention deficit, difficulties with reading and writing are all familiar to us and so creative teaching, embedded routines and strong and caring relationships are at the heart of our work.

Please call, text or email ( 07848 457025 djones@barleylane.devon.sch.uk ) and come and visit us and we can explore together how we can help.

David Jones – acting headteacher

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acting headteacher

Mr David Jones

07848 457025
djones@barleylane.devon.sch.uk

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01392 430774
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The spirit of Barley Lane: “You (Mrs O’Riley) willingly came to our house and personally delivered work to him, not just for English but for Maths as well. You stood in the wind and rain at times and explained where he was going right and wrong, mapped out his work, delivered books and were an all-out star.” 

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2021 - 2022

“This is amazing, bet he’s loving it and so pleased he had a great day”.
“I’m so happy, thank you for messaging me.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2021 - 2022

He loves the school so much, really enjoying it. He tells me everything, every day, He really enjoyed cooking yesterday and is looking forward to tomorrow.

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2021 - 2022

Thank you so much, he really has grown, all the hard work has paid off  smile.

Its so nice to hear all the good things. I’m a very proud mum, and your msg did give me a few happy tears laughing

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2021 - 2022

“He’s just got home – wow!  What a smile he has!  Thankyou so much for taking such good care of home.  He said he loves school.  A sentence he has never spoken before (and I never thought I’d here).  I’m so pleased his first day was a huge success.  His finger is fine, just hurts a little.  He can’t wait to come back tomorrow!  How amazing!!”

Testimonials - Leavers Parent Comments 2021 - 2022

“Hiya we are all good here, he starts [college] on Thursday but is doing well been working most the summer with his dad, so he came back about a foot taller, blond and with a really good tan lol”

“Hiya yes all good ta, started college so he’s happy.”

Testimonials - Leavers Parent Comment 2021 - 2022

“He’s doing well and loving it, has made friends and seems to be settling in great. 

He’s finding it very tiring, he’s struggling to find the balance with work and college but other than that he’s doing great.”

Testimonials - Leavers Parent Comment 2021 - 2022

“Thank you for the message, he’s really enjoying it at college but genuinely is missing barley lane”

Testimonials - Leavers Parent Comment 2021 - 2022

he’s doing amazingly thank you.. I hope you will all be as proud of him as I am.. and big thank you for every one for equally doing their bit to help josh become this amazing young man 😊

Testimonials - Leavers Parent Comment 2021 - 2022

Taylor was really pleased with his results, we all were 🙂

Taylors managed quite well with the transition, still misses barley lane and think he always will. To him you guys were like an extended family. He was there 5 1/2 years 🙂

Testimonials - Leavers Parent Comment 2021 - 2022

“Thank you (staff member) for all you have done for him over the years.  His maths and english have really improved, and he is in a much better place”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“You have been brilliant with contact you have phoned and text regularly and have always been at the end of the phone when needed. The school has also sent regular emails which have been really helpful. I can’t fault anyone everyone has been brilliant.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“The staff team has provided me with such amazing support helping in every situation imaginable.”

“I think the support I had both from you and the school has been amazing and can’t thank both yourself and school enough.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“He is treated as an individual and is supported in all areas and you just get him and ensure his needs are met when it comes to how best to support him with his learning and also social skills when out on activities having fun whilst learning”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“You have been great and I know I can always call you and you are there to help, thank you.”

 “You have all been amazing”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“Great communication, brilliant range of activities…he doesn’t moan about having to go to school, so to me that’s real progress and that he is enjoying it. Teachers are doing a great job thank you.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“You are doing a great job in keeping us informed with school life and with what is going…he loves school he can’t  wait to get there he tells me he loves all that does”

“You work on a Sunday Afternoon to fill out paperwork so that the children can have your full attention during the week, I think that says it all!!”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“He is loving history at the moment and obviously loves cooking. He enjoys his days out at the farm and horse riding. Some days he claims he doesn’t want to go to school but I really feel like he is enjoying it.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“You willingly came to our house and personally delivered work to him, not just for English but for Maths as well. You stood in the wind and rain at times and explained where he was going right and wrong, mapped out his work, delivered books and were an all-out star.”

 

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“Communication and support has been amazing throughout. I feel the activities that the school offers are a fun practical way to expand his life…I feel the whole teaching and support staff are extremely professional whilst maintaining a very personal approach who have been a pleasure to deal with.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“The communication has been wonderful, and everyone’s been very helpful.”

 “I think communication from Barley is fantastic, whether it’s a phone call or home visit.”

 “You have been absolutely fantastic.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“I would just like to say that I think you are both doing an amazing job with our little man. He is thriving in education and this is down to your commitment and patience “

“The communication from yourselves to the home is superb and in all the years of having to work along- side education teams Barley lane has been the most proactive.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“Everything has been absolutely wonderful. Plenty of support by telephone and teacher on doorstep. Felt that if I had wanted a place in school it would have been easy to ask. I can’t think of anything you could have done better.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“Can I say the support you have provided for your pupils and parents/carers has been remarkable”

 “The support has been very helpful, reliable and consistent all in all excellent.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“You always do your very best to be fair and ensure their needs are met, we have never met a teacher.”

 “I just wanted to say you’ve all done an incredible job over this crisis…”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“I would like to rate you at a 1 you have been brilliant support to me and my son and I would like to thank you for all your help during this rubbish time”

“I would say a 1 as the support that you have given us has been amazing, we have both felt very supported throughout the lockdown. So a massive thank-you, to you.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“The level of support has been brilliant…And the support during the half term weeks has been so appreciated… it has helped us out loads, thanks.”

“I’m really happy with the way the school have performed in this lockdown. I’ve felt so safe sending him to school every day”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“I would rate the level of support as excellent. i have had lots of support from you and i really can’ thankyou enough. You have always been at the end of the phone when needed as well as regular contact.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“The support I have been given has been absolutely amazing, from Emily and Caroline. It has really helped having him in school for 2 days, in an ideal world I would have liked more days but I understand the reasons why that hasn’t been possible”.

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“The contact has been good, you know, you are dealing with a situation that none of us have encountered before and you are all doing the best you can. It’s fantastic that you have been able to come and do some work, I wish other schools which his siblings attend were able to do what you guys have”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“I have felt very well supported and there has been constant contact from staff. I think the work set has been very good, sometimes I’ve found it difficult to support at home because of a lack of resources. I would have liked him to have been offered 1 or 2 days back in school, but I fully understand why that hasn’t been possible”.

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“I feel the support given to the families and children has been exceptional, excellent updates from the head to parents”

 “It’s very good “Good to know there is someone at the end of the phone”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“The support has been brilliant and this shows in the behaviour at home.”

“Very good communication throughout the lockdown period and all good work set, I’m just not a teacher and struggle to support learning at home”.

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“I feel the support given to the families and children has been exceptional, excellent updates from the head to parents”

“Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“Support has been amazing, I couldn’t wish for my child to be anywhere better, everyone has been exceptional”.

“Really happy with contact – you are always available and quick to respond when I need you.”

Testimonials - Parent and Carer Feedback 2020 - 2021

 

“Kat has been a lifeline and has been there for us throughout these difficult times.”

 “You’re always on the end of the phone to help”

 “Very good – fantastic with calls, welfare checks have been brilliant and the heads correspondence is great.”

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up.  Jesse Jackson

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