Special Educational Needs
Welcome to Lord Street Primary School. In this section of our website you will find all of our key SEND documents. A good starting point would be our latest ‘SEND Information Report’ which will hopefully answer many of your questions regarding our SEND provision. The Special Education Needs and Disability Information Report 2020 is a statutory document required of all state maintained schools and academies. This supports the Local Offer in detailing the support that we offer at a child, parent and staff level. Further information is given about access to the curriculum, assessment, transition and admissions.
Lord Street Primary School considers inclusion, in all aspects of school life to be of the highest priority. If a parent is concerned about their child having a Special Educational Need, their first port of call should always be the Class Teacher - who may then involve other members of staff if appropriate.
All schools are required, by law to have a designated member of staff responsible for whole school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) is Miss Sara Toomey -. Should you wish to meet with Miss Toomey, please make an appointment directly, or through the school office. Please be aware that she has a significant teaching commitment - so afternoon and after school appointments would be most appropriate.
The Lancashire Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Lancashire County Council. They provide information about services across the county for families of children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), covering areas including health and social care, education, early years, finance, transport, leisure activities and support groups. Lancashire have set up a Facebook page with their Local offer which is easily accessible and provides lots of relevant information. Facebook Local Offer.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Local Offer this details the support that the school can offer children identified as having a SEND. It also includes the accessibility plan for all people, staff, visitors and children with sensory or physical impairments.
Please note that if your child has a disability and you are considering choosing Lord Street as their school then a visit is a good idea. It will help us to work together to make sure that any special support your child needs can be in place when they start and helps us to make sure that the building is accessible to them. The same applies for any parents who have a disability. The ongoing building works are challenging for us but they will be over soon!
Able, Gifted and Talented Education
Some children excel in particular areas, learn faster than others or have high potential but are underachieving. These children are referred to as ‘able, gifted and talented'.
If we think your child is able, gifted or talented we will look at evidence including test results, quality of work, teacher assessment and out of school activities.
We maintain a register of our able, gifted and talented children. It is usual for children to move on and off the school's register over time as they develop at different rates to their peers.
We encourage all children to reach their highest potential. We provide greater challenge and breadth in lessons and opportunities for able, gifted and talented pupils to demonstrate and develop their abilities. Lord Street's AGT Policy can be found here.