All staff regard all children as special, however there are some children for whom additional provision is necessary. In compliance with the ‘Code of Practice’ we recognise that every child has an equal right of access to the curriculum. However, although the goals of education remain the same for all children, the help that children need in progressing towards them will be different. The school’s special needs co-ordinator, Mrd Field, is able to liaise with outside agencies such as the Schools’ Support Agency and Psychological Service. They help draw up programmes of work to assist children with special needs. The programmes are partly used by these agencies but mainly are an aid to the class teacher. If appropriate, additional staff or equipment may be needed to help a child. These will be provided, finance permitting.
At Lancaster Lane, we use the Code of Practice as a basis for organising our SEND provision. Children on the special needs register may have an individual pupil programme (IPP) written, which will contain short-term targets and recommendations. The IPP will be reviewed and parents invited to discuss their child’s progress at regular intervals. Parents will also be informed if it is felt that their child would benefit from an assessment by a specialist teacher. At Lancaster Lane, we have excellent links with Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Teachers of the Deaf and many more.
Mrs Field is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and receives regular
training to update her knowledge.
You can contact Mrs Field by leaving a message with the staff in the office and she will phone or email you
Mrs Hilary Harrington is the nominated inclusion governor.
Further details can be found in the school’s SEND policy; please ask Mrs Field who will provide you with details.
Click on the links below to find out more information about SEND at Lancaster Lane:
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