SEND

SEND
Lark Hill Primary School Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disability.
At Lark Hill Primary School, we strive to support all pupils to enable them to achieve the very best that they can at school. All our pupils receive quality first teaching. This means that a range of teaching and learning approaches are used and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all pupils with a curriculum matched to their needs.
Our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) is Mrs Sarsfield who can be contacted at senco@larkhill-pri.stockport.sch.uk
All our classes are supported by teaching assistants and pupils are also offered small group work or catch up programmes if needed. Some pupils are supported to develop their social skills or to improve their emotional well-being through work with our Learning Mentor.
The progress and attainment of every pupil is reviewed every half term by the Head teacher and class teacher at which time provision may be adjusted to meet identified needs. Parent/Carers are informed about their children’s general progress through Parent’s Evenings that take place twice a year and through a detailed written report on your child at the end of the year.
If a child continues to have difficulty after interventions or has a high level of additional need when they join the school, they may be considered to have Special Educational Needs. Parent/Carers may have concerns about your child and feel that they need additional help. This information sheet has been designed to inform you of the types of support available for your child at Lark Hill Primary School. It will give you information on who can help and how this support can be accessed.
Background.
Children and Families Bill 2013.
The Children and Families Bill took forward the government’s commitment to improve services for vulnerable children to support strong families. It underpinned wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their back ground. The Bill intends to reform the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs (SEND).
The Local Offer.
The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and/or disabilities and their families. This easy to understand information set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEND as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
The school offer is part of the wider Local Authority Offer, and is based on the requirement for all schools to outline the support available to children with SEND and/or disabilities.
Stockport Local Offer poster
The School Offer.
At Lark Hill Primary School we believe all children are unique and all children are special. We recognise each child as a unique individual with his or her own personal talents, experiences, learning styles and needs. We value their abilities and achievements, and are committed to providing an effective learning environment which promotes their intellectual and personal development. We are an inclusive school – we wish to see children of all abilities, talents and disability educated together. We aim to enable all children to participate fully in school life.
Our experience has helped us realise the positive benefits that inclusion brings, enriching and strengthening our community. Where children have additional needs the whole school community is committed to supporting them.
All teachers here are teachers of children with SEN and/or disabilities. We seek to support all children’s’ access to the curriculum so that they have the opportunity to progress and achieve success. We strongly believe in involving the children and you as their parent/carer in a helpful working partnership with us.
Who can I contact for further information?
• The first point of contact is your child’s class teacher.
• Your next point of contact is the SENCO, Mrs Sarsfield, or the Head teacher, Mr. Kelly. Appointments can be made by contacting the school office or by telephoning 0161 480 6295
• Mr. Kelly and members of staff from the Foundation Stage are happy to speak to prospective parents. Please contact the School Office to arrange an appointment
You can email the Headteacher at the following address:
Headteacher@larkhill-pri.stockport.sch.uk
You can also contact
ip@stockport.gov.uk (Which is for parents or carers to communicate with the LA about SEND issues)
and
IASS
• The Together Trust, Schools Hill, Cheadle, Stockport. SK8 1JE
• Telephone: 0161 – 286 – 4230
• Opening hours: 8:30 – 5pm Mon-Fri, by appointment only
• iass.stockport@togethertrust.org.uk
Parents in Partnership Stockport
• Telephone: 07786 – 10107
• http://•www.pipstockport.org
• email: info@pipstockport.org
Please read in conjunction with the Accessibility Plan 2015-2017.
Our Special Educational Needs Policy and Disability Policy can be found on the Policies page of this website.
Stockport as a LA are very keen to hear more from parents. Please have a read of the latest Stockport SEND newsletter.
SEND Stockport Newsletter
Please also read the Stockport Entitlement Framework
Stockport Entitlement Framework