SEND and Inclusion
At Long Lawford Primary School the member of staff responsible for coordinating provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities is Mrs C Stringer, supported by temporary SENDCos Miss L Sheasby and Miss C Monaghan.
The school follows the 2014 SEN Code of Practice for children who have special or additional needs.
All classes in school are of mixed ability, and teachers provide learning opportunities that are specially designed to match the ability of each pupil. They do this by using a variety of materials and classroom support. Not every child that is identified as having special educational needs will require a one-to-one member of staff to support them. The SENCo looks at provision across the school and deploys resources as needed.
If a child has special or additional needs, parents will be informed that their child is being registered on the special educational needs register. These children will have an Individual Provision Map or a Pastoral Plan, which is reviewed with parents each term.
The school works closely with the Specialist Teacher Service and the Educational Psychology Service in order to support the needs of all learners. If the SENCo feels that a referral to these services would support both your child and school staff, parents will be spoken to and a consent form discussed.
Schools are required to publish details of their SEND and disability provision in a School SEND Information Report. Our report, can be viewed by clicking on the document at the bottom of this page.
Warwickshire have their own local offer, which can be found here.
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.
As a school, we strive to make the school site, learning and information as accessible as possible. To read more about how we do this, please take a look at the policy below.
The school has a number of qualified first aiders on site. Should your child become ill during the day, you or another of your child's emergency contacts will be telephoned to collect them.
When a child has been prescribed medication and it needs to be administered in school hours (e.g. 4 or more times a day), parents must complete a Medication form which is available from the Main Office. The form is then passed to a member of the Senior Leadership Team to authorise. Please note: school staff cannot accept any medication that has not been signed off by this form.
All medication is kept in the child's classroom (except where medication needs to be refrigerated) and a record of administration is kept.
Our inclusion team are keen to help in anyway they can. Meet them here:
Mrs McSweeney (Child and Family Support Lead)
My name is Mrs 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 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 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 available 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.