What Is SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)?
A child or young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or a disability which calls for special educational provision (in addition to or different from other children) to be made for them.
Four Broad Areas of SEN
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Physical and Sensory
- Social Emotional Mental Health
A child may have issues in more than 1 category.
All children are entitled to an education that enables them to fulfil their potential in all areas in order to prepare them for a fulfilling and happy future. At our school we have children with a varied spectrum of difficulties that we do our utmost to provide for. If you have any concerns or worries about your child having additional needs then please arrange an appointment (via the school office on email@example.com) with your child's class teacher or Mrs J. Briscoe the school SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator) Our SEN governor is Mrs D. Skeoch.
The local offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.
Lancashire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND
The FIND database includes information about disabled children and young people up to 25 years old in Lancashire. Families are invited to submit details about their disabled child or young person to the database, which is used to develop an overview of the needs of disabled children across the county to assist with planning services. The FIND service is strictly confidential - no individual information about any children or their families is shared with anyone. Every family recorded on the FIND database receives a quarterly newsletter free of charge to help them keep informed about services and support which may be relevant.
A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Advice and support for 0-19 year olds (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities).
Links to lots of useful and relevant websites helping you and your child with ASD traits / diagnosis.
Advice, guidance and support about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Advice for parents / carers concerned about about the mental health of a child or a young person.
Accessing Help From The School Nurse
Free Wellbeing and Emotional Support For Children