At Long Lawford Primary School the member of staff responsible for coordinating provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities is Mrs Bird.
The school follows the Code of Practice for children who have special or additional needs.
All classes in school are of mixed ability, and teachers provide work that is specially designed to match the ability of each group. They do this by using a variety of materials and classroom support.
If a child has special or additional needs, parents will be informed that their child is being registered on the special needs register. These children will have an individual pupil centred plan, which is reviewed with parents each term.
For a small proportion of children, the school may need to involve the use of advice of specialists outside of school. Parents will always be informed of this in advance, so that they have the opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns.
At Long Lawford Primary School, we are sensitive to the needs of all children and ensure that their achievements are recognized. We aim to provide all of our children with a curriculum differentiated to their needs, if those needs can be met by the school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties; Sensory and Physical needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The LA Local Offer
- The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
- The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send
- The School SEN Information Report
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
What other support is there for parents?
There is a lot of support online for parents with children who have different needs.
You can access the school health service now known as Compass through the following link
A very good resource for parents worried about their child's emotional and mental health is MindED.
If your child has a diagnosis of autism or is on the autism spectrum then the National Autistic Society is full of resources, support and films to watch to help support your child and understand how they are feeling.
Where there is a complaint regarding SEND, the normal school complaints procedure should be used. The 'Complaints Policy' can be accessed on the 'Key Information' page.
Schools are required to publish details of their SEND and disability provision in a School SEND Information Report. Our report, which has been approved by the governors, can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
We have a team of staff who make sure that all children are able to achieve their best while at school. They are
Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service SENDIAS supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disability (SEND), whether they are of pre-school age, or in a mainstream or special school.
The school has qualified first aiders on site. Should your child become ill during the day you or your emergency contact will be telephoned to collect them.
When a child has been ill and is then well enough to attend school but has been prescribed medication this should, if at all possible, be taken out of school time. However, where a dose has to be administered in school hours you are welcome to arrange with the school office a time to come in to do this. Please note: school staff cannot take responsibility for this.
On no account should children have tablets, medicine etc. in their possession at school, except for asthma inhalers, as they could get lost or be taken by another child.
Our inclusion team are keen to help in anyway they can. Meet them here:
Mrs Jeanette McSweeney (Child and Family Support Lead)
My name is Jeanette McSweeney and I am the Child and Family Support Lead here at Long Lawford Primary School. As my job title suggests, I am here to offer help,support and encouragement to each of you.This includes any challenges, concerns or questions you may have about education,attendance,parenting or family relationships, to enable your children to feel safe and secure and therefore achieve their best here and on into the future.
What does she know??.. I hear you ask. Well...I’m pretty old ... and I have learned a thing or three in my life! I am raising 4 wonderful children and I have worked in education for around 15 years. Life is never all plain sailing and the things that I have experienced help me to have an open heart and mind.. to help without judgement.. for an hour, a day, a week or even a year. If you ever need to chat you are always welcome to catch me in school or to call the school office to arrange a good time to come in.
Miss Donna Rees (Learning Mentor)
Hello, my name is Miss Rees and I work as a Learning Mentor at Long Lawford Primary School. This means that I am avaliable for all the children to talk to about anything that they are finding concerning during their school day. This could be extra support during a tough time at home, difficulties in class, with friends, homework support etc. I have a very nurturing outlook and am often seen playing games and building lego models whilst engaging in conversations with children!
I have worked at this school in a support role for over seven years and also have a daughter of my own. I look forward to working with your children whenever they need a little extra support to keep them moving forward.