Special Educational Needs

“Staff ensure that pupils with SEND can access the same curriculum as their peers where possible. Leaders and staff work closely with other professionals to help meet these pupils’ needed. This ensure that pupils with SEND achieve the same as others in the school.” OFSTED report, May 2022

In our school we acknowledge that some children have additional needs that need additional support and monitoring. Miss Coates is the school’s Special Educational Needs and disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Anyone with any queries regarding Special Educational needs can contact Miss Coates on 01524 770241 or coatesr@stpauls.lancs.sch.uk

The work that is carried out in school is with regard to the 2014 Special Needs Code of Practice.

In school we have a range of support staff who offer additional support groups and a Learning Mentor who works with children who have a range of needs through nurture groups, social and emotional support and 1:1 support sessions.

We regularly seek advice and support from external agencies such as,

County Educational Psychologist
CAMHS – Counselling
Speech and language therapy service
Longlands Child Development Centre
Specialist teachers

The school has contributed to the Lancashire Local Offer (as required by the Code of Practice) and this can be read via the link below.

Below you will find a copy of the school’s Special Educational Needs policy. It details how SEND provision is organised in school and gives key information. Since 2014, all schools have been required to form their SEND (Special Needs) School Offer. This outlines how we, as a school, seek to meet the needs of all pupils and how our building and resources is adapted to meet everyone’s needs.  As required by the new SEND code of practice, schools now have a duty to produce a report containing SEND information.  This document reports on the implementation and impact of the policy for children with SEND.

The department for education has produced a guide for parents and carers relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability this can be read via the link below.

Special Educational Needs and Disability: A guide for parents and carers (January 2024)