Special Educational Needs

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At Lawn Primary and Nursery School we believe in the potential of every child and we will work hard to ensure each child makes exceptional progress. We know that at times, many children find some aspect of school more challenging, whether that be academic, socially, emotionally or behaviourally. All staff at our school share a commitment to supporting any child with an additional or special need, be this a short-term problem related to a very small part of the curriculum, school life or more complex needs.

These needs are described in the SEND Code of Practice:

Communication and Interaction needs;

This includes children who have speech and language and communication difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions.

Cognition and Learning needs;

This includes children who have specific learning difficulties like dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs;

This includes children who may have behaviour difficulties relating to emotional conditions such as anxiety or depression.

Sensory and/or Physical needs;

This includes children who have visual or hearing needs, or a physical disability that affects their learning.

About our SENDCo

Our special educational needs and disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Annie Simmons. She is a qualified teacher and SENDCo and has a post graduate qualification NASENCo (National Award for SENDCos). She is part of the Senior Leadership Team and works closely alongside them to oversee the provision and monitoring of children’s learning and progress throughout the school and to support the families of those children with special educational needs.

The SENDCo can be contacted by calling the school office: Tel: 01793 522626 or email at senco@lawn-pri.swindon.sch.uk.

Our governor with responsibility for SEND is Ms Nicki Read.

Our SEN policy can be found on the school website or is available from the school office. Our equality scheme and accessibility plan can be found on the school website or is available from the school office.

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