School SENCO: Mrs Davies
Mrs Davies is the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for the school and has overall responsibility for co-ordinating the support of children with Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Social/Emotional & Mental Health and Physical & Sensory special educational needs. At times, you may need to meet with Mrs Davies to review your child’s provision and she is always available to make an appointment should you need to discuss an issue around assistance from external providers such as the speech therapist, physiotherapist, CAMHS or specialist teaching service.
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LINGDALE IS A MAINSTREAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
WITH AN INCLUSIVE ETHOS.
Lingdale Primary School aims to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. We support each pupil in developing high expectations of themselves and in mastering the skills necessary to ensure their journey into adulthood is a successful one. We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils; offering a range of personalised teaching and learning strategies, interventions and opportunities to support this alongside high quality teaching.
The aims of our policy and practice in relation to special educational need and disability in this school are:
Our aims are:
- The staff and Governing Body support a whole school approach to Special Educational Needs. We work together as a team, collaborating and co-ordinating all that we do for the benefit of all children.
- Maintain an accurate register of pupils whom we consider to have SEND
- Provide teaching methods, resources and learning opportunities that are adapted to meet the needs of all children.
- Work closely with parents/ carers, keeping them informed about their child’s learning and encouraging a partnership between home and school.
- Work other professionals and support services
- We aim, through interventions and support, to close the gaps in learning with their peers, for the children on the Special Needs register.
- Make reasonable adjustments for those with a disability by taking action to increase access to the curriculum, the environment and to printed information for all.
Definitions of special educational needs (SEN) taken from section 20 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
- b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.
A child under compulsory school age has special educational needs if they fall within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them. Children must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught.
To view the Local Offer website for information and services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families living in Redcar and Cleveland, please click on the image below.