Lakeside Primary School has a named Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) who is Miss Janette Hinch, and a named Governor responsible for SEND, Mr David Young.
They ensure that the Lakeside Special Educational Needs and Disabilities policy works within the guidelines and inclusion policies of the Code of Practice (2014), the Local Education Authority, and other policies current within the school.
This report makes clear where the information on how SEND is provided for and monitored at Lakeside can be found.
In compliance with the Code, we provide for children with SEND in the following areas:
- Communication and interaction.
- Cognition and learning.
- Social, mental and emotional health.
- Sensory/physical needs.
Our SEND policy outlines:
- Our procedures for identifying and assessing children with SEND.
- Arrangements for consulting parents of children with SEND and involving them in their education.
- Arrangements for consulting young people with SEND and involving them in their education.
- Arrangements for assessing and reviewing children and young people’s progress towards outcomes. This should include the opportunities available to work with parents and young people as part of this assessment and review.
- Arrangements for supporting children and young people in moving between phases of education.
- The approach we take to teaching children and young people with SEND.
Also included in the SEND policy and in more detail in our School Offer:
- How adaptations are made to the curriculum and the learning environment of children and young people with SEND.
- The expertise and training of staff to support children and young people with SEND, including how specialist expertise will be secured.
- Support for improving emotional and social development.
- How the school involves other bodies, including health and social care bodies, local authority support services and voluntary sector organisations, in meeting children and young people’s SEND and supporting their families.
- Arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEND about the provision made at the school.
Our SENDCo Reports to the Governing Body give information relevant to:
- Evaluating the effectiveness of the provision made for children and young people with SEND.
- How children and young people with SEN are enabled to engage in activities available with children and young people in the school who do not have SEND.