Inclusion

At St Mary’s we strive to provide quality education which is inclusive for all.

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to:

  • achieve their best;
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives; and
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.

(Code of Practice 2014)

We use our best endeavours to identify the needs of children early, to work with parents and put the correct support in place. This sometimes means working closely with other agencies to plan the provision which is best suited to our children and their needs.

What is SEN or SEND?

According to the Code of Practice 2014 on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs:

“A child has Special Educational Needs if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.”

A child has a learning difficulty if he or she:

a. has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.

b. has a disability which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.

c. is under compulsory school age and falls within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would do if special education provision was not made for the child.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Nicola Sayers. If you require any further information please contact Mrs Sayers at school on 01772 422431.

SEND policies and documentation

Support for Parents

What is the Local Offer?

The Local offer is a collection of information about the facilities and agencies available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, for their parents/carers and families. The Lancashire Local Offer is constantly being updated and can be accessed below.

This Local offer was compiled after schools and agencies compiled details of the facilities that they offer to the children and young people with SEND in a SEND report. The information is intended to provide parents with more information about the places where they can find support for their children and young people with SEND. It also serves to enable agencies to work together through signposting parents to different types of support.

Click here for the Lancashire Local Offer

Where you can get further support and information about SEN?

Our school SEND policy can be found in the SEND policies and documentation in the SEND and Inclusion section or in the School Policies section of our website.

There are external links below to:

The Department for Education website which gives further information on SEND (Click here)

The Lancashire Parent Carer Forum is a forum where you can share your experiences, have your voice heard, discuss your views, share information and develop your own knowledge and skills (Click here)