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Provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at Lydden Primary School
Lydden Primary School is committed to providing a high quality education to all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs or a disability, are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We value inclusion and we aim to promote a sense of community and belonging. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to and support learners in ways which take account of their learning needs and varied life experiences. We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background.
At Lydden Primary School we are able to offer a range of additional support and provision to help children with their learning, social skills, physical needs and social emotional mental health. Please click on the document below to see our Whole School Provision Map which gives an overview of the types of provision we deliver in school.
The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at Lydden Primary School is Ms Moody. Ms Moody is a qualified teacher, and an experienced SENCo who has been in the role since 2007. Ms Moody works across the Federation and is based at Lydden one day a week. If you have any concerns regarding your child's needs or would like the opportunity to discuss any aspect of their provision at school, you should speak to your child's class teacher first. Alternatively, you can call the school on 01304 822887 to speak to Mrs Lintott or Ms Moody or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice provides schools and local authorities with statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to The Children and Families Act 2014. The code, which came into force on 1 September 2014, explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities; it provides the basis for our work with all children with SEND at River Primary School.
The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Local Authority and schools to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25.
The Local Authority refer to this as the ‘Local Offer’ and full details can be found in the Kent SEND Information Hub. The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services are available in their area. Click on the link below to find out more.
Schools utilise the Local Offer to determine how they will meet the needs of SEND pupils in accordance with the school policy and the provision available within that particular school. Information detailing the school’s approach to supporting children with SEND is detailed in the SEND information report/policy. The policy was developed to comply with the revised Code of Practice and through consultation with parents/carers, staff and representatives from the governing body.