Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information

At our school we are committed to providing a fully accessible environment and curriculum which values and includes all children and enables them to achieve their potential regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs.

We aim to remove barriers to ensure that every child can enjoy and fully participate in all aspects of school life and benefit from the full breadth and richness of the opportunities we provide.

Every child in our school has individual and unique needs, however some children may require more support than others to learn and achieve their potential. A significant proportion of children will have special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) at some time in their school life. They may require help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary needs. We aim to provide all children, and families, with strategies for dealing with their children’s needs in a supportive environment, giving them meaningful access to all of the opportunities that are available to them at our school.

For further information relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision in Lincolnshire, visit the Family Services Directory.

SEND Information Report

This information explains our schools arrangements for identifying, assessing and supporting children with special educational needs.

What are Special Educational Needs?

The statutory guidance in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) provides statutory guidance to schools relating to children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

The code states that a child has Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of other children of the same age,

or

  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her making use of the facilities of a child generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities can fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Key questions and answers to support you and your child

  1. What should I do if I think my child has special educational needs?
  2. How will the school respond to my concern?
  3. How will the school know if my child needs extra support?
  4. What will the school do to support my child?
  5. Who will support my child?
  6. How will my child be involved in the process and be able to contribute their views?
  7. How will the curriculum be adapted to my child’s needs?
  8. How will the school prepare my child at points of transition?
  9. How will I be involved in supporting my child?
  10. What support does the school offer for improving social and emotional development?
  11. What measures does the school have in place to prevent bullying?
  12. What is SEND Support?
  13. What are the SEND Support Steps?
  14. Education, Health and Care needs assessments and plans
  15. Contacts/ Support

If you require a paper copy of any of the information here, please contact the school office.

Our School Special Educational Needs Support Team are:

Mrs C McGeachie – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator and inclusion leader

Mrs Pearl Green – Behaviour and Pupil Support Officer

Mrs Sally Buckley – Learning Support Teaching Assistant (Speech and Language) Disabilities Governor