Mrs. Kathryn Hall
Tel: 01257 262 940
The SENDCO is also the Acting Deputy Head teacher.
A member of the school's governing body is appointed to have particular oversight of special educational needs provision within school. At St. Laurences this person is our Foundation Governor, Mrs Diane Aldridge. She liaises closely with the school's SENDCO.
All children have the right to an education that will enable them to reach their full potential. We believe that each child has individual and unique needs and acknowledge that some children require more support than others. A child has special educational needs if he/she requires additional or different provision from the provision made generally for children of their age in that school. In order to support these children we recognise their needs and plan accordingly.
As a Church school, we aim to develop an ethos of care, empathy, and understanding. This is essential when dealing with children with Special Educational Needs. The Head Teacher, Staff, and Governors of our school are committed to the inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs. We aim to provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum, but also to offer small group support, or individual help, where children have specific needs.
All children will be valued, and we aim for all children to experience success, confidence and achievement, and to reach their full potential. We involve parents, carers and the children in the planning and support at all stages of the pupil development.
Our SENDCO manages our Special Educational Needs system, guiding staff in the formulation of Individual Education Plans in partnership with children and parents to ensure that effective provision is made. We have a positive relationship with our external agencies and use them for additional guidance, assessment and support when necessary. We have an open door policy if you need to discuss anything further.
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The Parent Support Partnership people have been renamed as SENDIAS. These are the people who can help you if you or a member of your family has a Special Educational Need or Disability. They can help you to understand the jargon used, work out the forms you have to fill in, or navigate the meetings you have to attend.
It's often helpful to have a third person to help you remember what you wanted to ask, or to give you confidence to ask the things you don't understand.
Another useful place to gain parent-centred information news and resources and informed opinion about SEN disability, children’s health and SEND policies is Special Needs Jungle
The Family Information Directory Network is a really useful source of information, ideas and encouragement for families of children with Special Educational Needs. You can find the latest newsletter by clicking the link below.
The complaints procedure for SEND mirrors the school’s other complaints procedures.