Our School Inclusion Manager and SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) is Mr Bradley. He has dedicated time each week to support the children and families of our school. If you would like to see Mr Bradley, an appointment can be made with him via the school office or you can email him directly on: email@example.com.
Our SEND governor is Mrs Debbie Rutter.
At Lower Peover C.E. Primary School we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential, no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
Our school welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own particular needs recognised and addressed in order to achieve success. We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed. Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that the following aims are met:
We aim to:
- Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
- Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
- Provide positive non-stereotyping information.
- Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
- Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school.
- To follow the guidelines set out in the SEN Code of Practice.
- To ensure that all pupils have equal access to a curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.
- To identify children with Special Educational Needs as early as possible and plan a programme of support and intervention to address their needs.
- To regularly monitor the progress of children with Special Educational Needs through 'Team Around the Child' termly meetings, lesson observations, Support Plans and data analysis.
- To provide regular training for staff in relevant areas of Special Educational Needs.
- To provide training opportunities and information for parents and carers.
- To evaluate the impact of staff training and provision/intervention programmes.
- To give regular feedback to children and their parents/carers and involve them in the SEND process.
- To ensure that all staff working with SEND children are clear about their role.
- To ensure that the SEND budget is used appropriately to fund high quality resources for children with Special Educational Needs.
- To work effectively with a range of other agencies and organisations.
- To make good links with other mainstream and special needs schools.
The following documents provide further information on our approach to providing effective support to all children in our school.
Relevant policies can be found within the policies section of our school website.
The LA Local Offer
A new ‘Children’s and Families Act,’ came into force in September 2014. This act brings considerable changes in the area of Special Educational Needs. Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25 years. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and clarity for families.
It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
Further information about Cheshire West Council’s Local Offer can be found here: https://www.livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Further information about Cheshire East Council’s’ Local Offer can be found here: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/local-offer-for-children-with-sen-and-disabilities/what-is-the-local-offer/local-offer.aspx
Parents can find further information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities on the following DfE webpage:
The School SEN Information Report
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
"What is dyslexia and how can we support it?" Recorded parent zoom meeting 2/2/2022 (YouTube): Lower Peover Dyslexia Parent Meeting