Bowerham Primary and Nursery School believes in providing equal opportunities for all pupils through the provision of an inspiring education to enable all children to achieve their potential.

All governors, staff and parents at Bowerham Primary and Nursery School are committed to meeting all the needs of our pupils, including those with additional and extra needs, thus ensuring that all our pupils achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes. It is the aim of the school to develop the academic potential of each child: and to cater for the social, moral, physical and spiritual requirements of the individual in a happy and secure learning environment.

Lucy Bouweraerts

Inclusion Leader/ SENDCO

Rebecca Culkin


Further Information

Please see the Policies section of our website for details around:


SEND Policy and Report

Our Local Offer

Individual Learning Plans (ILP)

Our ILP outlines interventions in place to support individual children, allowing us to share targets with parents as well as track progress. Below is an example, with detailed description of the different elements of an ILP.

Individual Learning Plan Overview 

Please see the video below for further explanation of our Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The video outlines the different elements of a ILP and explains where you will find your child’s ILP on Showbie.

External Support

Online Study Centres

For families that feel their child may need some extra support with their learning and have access to digital devices and the Internet at home. Online study sessions offer additional out of school academic support for pupils from Year 3 to Year 11, and are free of charge.

Please see the below information to register and the times of the current sessions.

Registration link:

Currently these sessions are run in the weekday evenings using Microsoft Teams as follows:


3:45pm to 4:45pm – Group A (Yr3 & Yr4)

5:30pm to 6:30pm – Group B (Yr5 & Yr6)


6:00pm to 7:00pm – Group D (Yr10) and Group E (Yr11)

7:15pm to 8:15pm – Group B (Yr7 & Yr8) and Group C (Yr9)


3:45pm to 4:45pm – Group A (Yr3 & Yr4)

5:30pm to 6:30pm – Group B (Yr5 & Yr6)


6:00pm to 7:00pm – Group D (Yr10) and Group E (Yr11)

7:15pm to 8:15pm – Group B (Yr7 & Yr8) and Group C (Yr9)

CHATS (Carers Help Advisory Training Support)

For anyone looking after a child or young person with any kind of emotional or mental health problem. For emotional/practical support or just someone to talk to please contact via email/phone/facebook.

Fortnightly informal on-line meetings happen on Tuesdays 11am-12noon, contact Claire via email for an invite.


Parent reps: Claire – 07908 452426 / Rebecca – 07950 784015

CAMHS/CPS: Wendy 01524 550650

Facebook: C.H.A.T.S Parent Support Group (Lancaster and Morecambe area)

PIVATS Assessment

Raising standards of achievement within an inclusive education system is an essential expectation for all pupils. All young people in our school have the right to receive an education of the highest quality which is appropriate to their needs and aptitudes. They should have every opportunity to develop skills which will help them to contribute effectively to an increasingly complex and changing society. They should achieve their full potential, regardless of special educational needs or disabilities, social or other contextual factors – and their achievements should be recognised.

Assessing small steps of attainment, setting challenging but realistic targets and tracking pupil achievement and progress are essential to this process. PIVATS is a Lancashire initiative that provides a structured approach to assessing, planning for learning, tracking and measuring small steps in attainment- focusing within the PIVATS structure on small steps within the P scales up to the revised national curriculum Y4 age related expectations.

When assessing attainment, tracking and setting learning targets for pupils whose performance lies outside national expectations, certain principles should underpin the process. Schools need to demonstrate that they are closing the gaps between those pupils whose needs are additional to or different from other learners and their peers in the same year group. In order to do this, teachers need to be secure in their assessments of these pupils and be able to identify and address any gaps in pupils’ knowledge and understanding. PIVATS provides a clear assessment framework to enable practitioners to do this.

Below is the conversion table for the scaled scores that are sent home on the PIVAT progress and Achievement Trackers. Your child may also be tracked through other areas of the PIVATS, such as Attention. This will be reported on through the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) process and evaluations.

Bowerham Year Group Tracker PIVATS Stage




Early Years Development P7e 11
P7d 12
P7c 13
P7b 14
P7a 15
P8e 16
P8d 17
P8c 18
P8b 19
P8a 20
Bridge-e 20.16
Bridge-d 20.33
Bridge-c 20.5
Bridge-b 20.65
Bridge-a 20.8
Year 1- Emerging One-1e 21
One-1d 22
One-1c 23
One-1b 24
One-1a 25
Year 1- Developing One-2e 26
One-2d 27
One-2c 28
One-2b 29
One-2a 30
Year 1- Secure One-3e 31
One-3d 32
One-3c 33
One-3b 34
One-3a 35
Year 2- Emerging Two-1e 36.5
Two-1d 38
Two-1c 39.5
Two-1b 41
Two-1a 42.5
Year 2-


Two-2e 44
Two-2d 45.5
Two-2c 47
Two-2b 48.5
Two-2a 50
Year 2-


Two-3e 52
Two-3d 54
Two-3c 56
Two-3b 58
Two-3a 60
Year 3- Emerging Three-1e 60.7
Three-1d 61.3
Three-1c 62
Three-1b 62.7
Three-1a 63.3
Year 3-


Three-2e 64
Three-2d 64.15
Three-2c 64.3
Three-2b 64.45
Three-2a 64.6
Year 3-


Three-3e 64.75
Three-3d 64.9
Three-3c 65.05
Three-3b 65.2
Three-3a 65.35
Year 4- Emerging Four-1e 65.5
Four-1d 65.65
Four-1c 65.8
Four-1b 65.95
Four-1a 66.1
Year 4-


Four-2e 66.25
Four-2d 66.4
Four-2c 66.55
Four-2b 66.7
Four-2a 67.2
Year 4-


Four-3e 67.7
Four-3d 68.2
Four-3c 68.7
Four-3b 69.3
Four-3a 70