School Educational Needs (SEN)
At Lower Park, we are committed to ensuring that the necessary provision is made for all pupils with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND). The SEND Code of Practice (2014), states that all children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:
- achieve their best
- become confident individuals living fulfilling lives
- make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education, or training
We believe that all pupils with a SEND must have their needs recognised and assessed so that appropriate and timely intervention can be put in place. We strive to deliver a curriculum that provides suitable learning challenges to meet the diverse learning needs of all our pupils and we aim to do everything we can to remove any barriers.
What is the definition of Special Educational Needs or Disability?
A pupil is defined as having SEND if they have a learning difficulty that calls for provision that is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age. A learning difficulty means that a child has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or, that the child has a disability, which hinders them from making use of educational facilities from those generally provided by schools for pupils of the same age, within the same area.
The Code of Practice (2014) provides an overview of the range of needs, which is divided into 4 broad areas:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Sensory and or Physical Needs
We respond to potential SEND concerns by following a 'graduated response' procedure which is part of Cheshire East's overarching policy. Details of this can be found below in the SEND policy and Information Report.
Further information regarding SEND at Lower Park can be found by consulting our SEND Policy, which outlines the process of what will happen if concerns are raised about a child having special educational needs and/or disability.
If you have any concerns about your child’s educational needs, the first point of contact is your child’s Class Teacher. Please feel free to send a message via Classdojo or call the office to organise a suitable time to speak and discuss these concerns. In addition, the school’s SENDCo is Helen Day and she can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Day is always happy to discuss your concerns.
In addition, Cheshire East's Information Advice and Support (CEIAS) team provide free, impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 years old who live in Cheshire East, we also support their parents and carers. We recognise and respect diversity and, in our day to day work we aim to reduce and remove existing inequalities and barriers. To visit the CEIAS website, follow this link: CEIAS the Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support Team
Or follow this link to the Facebook /CEIAS Facebook