Special Educational Needs
At Lake View Primary School, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.
Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.
At Lake View Primary School, the SENCO ensures all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who have SEN. The SENCO works in close partnership with the family of schools SENCO
At Lake View Primary School, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties
Further information can be found on our SEND Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment
Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is called the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
Our Local Offer can be accessed here.
All of our school policies can be found on the website but the most important ones for parents of children with SEND are listed below and can be found at the bottom of this page:
SEND INFORMATION REPORT
TEACHING AND LEARNING POLICY
Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality
The staff and governors at Lake View Primary and Nursery School aim to address special needs provision through a whole school approach. Our ethos is one of collaboration and inclusion between senior management, teachers, support staff, parents, agencies and, most importantly, the child.
Through a flexible approach to learning, valuing all the child’s achievements, whilst allowing for individual differences, we hope to develop children’s strengths, address their needs and make school an enjoyable, happy and productive time for each child.
Our overall aim is to help all children reach their full potential in a caring and co-operative atmosphere where each child feels respected and valued.
At Lake View Primary School we strive to ensure that all children:
have a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to enable children to:
-understand the relevance and purpose of learning
-experience levels of understanding and rates of progress which bring success and raise self esteem
provide a secure and safe environment, where children can flourish and grow
have equal access to resources, provision and intervention
If you would like to find out more information, please refer to our SEND Policy, Accessibility Policy and Equality Policy below.