Special Educational Needs
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 Mr Berry. He is a qualified teacher and SENDCo. He 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to view the Swindon Local Offer
Please click here to access the SEND Policy & Inclusion Policies
Our governor with responsibility for SEND is Mr Hall.
Our equality scheme and accessibility plan can be found here or is available from the school office.
Please see below for The SEND Annual Report for Parents.
This a useful document to refer to and includes full detail of the SEND Provision at Lawn Primary and Nursery School, such as how we identify SEND learners, how we support them and monitor the effectiveness of this support. It also has information regarding parent/carer inclusion in the process, outside agencies that may be involved in the provision and a range of useful website links for parents. The names of relevant personnel are included and this year some abbreviations have been added which may be useful.