Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
The Lapford Primary School ethos is based on an overarching theme of inclusion; welcoming, encouraging and enabling all to achieve their best whatever the challenges and starting point may be.
As a school we:
- Identify children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and ensure provision is made in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice
- Have an appointed SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
- Invest in targeted training for staff with a primary focus
- Ensure that teaching is inclusive and support practices are embedded throughout the school
- Ensure that ALL teachers understand that they are teachers of SEND
- Plan for transitions across all Key Stages
We do our very best to ensure that all children feel comfortable, safe and confident learning with us. For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities we know that this sometimes means taking a different approach. Our staff are all fully trained, and have regular updated training on working with SEND pupils to help them feel safe, happy and able to learn.
Our Commitment to Equality
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of our school. We have a passion to include everyone and a deep desire to treat everyone equally. We accept others for who they are and respect differences.
Lapford’s aim is to ensure that all its pupils achieve their full potential, regardless of differentiating needs. If a pupil has Special Educational Needs or Disability Needs (SEND), then we will take every reasonable step to identify and meet them. Further information on the policy and provision for SEND can be obtained from the school. Pupils with SEND who do not have Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP), will be admitted on an equal basis with others in accordance with the school’s admissions policy.
Who are the best people to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?
Our Primary SENDCo is Miss Becky Cummins, and she is mainly based at Chulmleigh Primary School, but regularly visits Lapford Primary School and East Worlington Primary School. You can contact her either via Chulmleigh Primary School or by telephone or email.
Tel: 01769 580535
Our Academy SENDCo is Mrs Laura Mackie and she is based at Chulmleigh College. You can contact her either via the College postal address or by telephone or email.
Both are available to talk to about any issues you may have regarding the care and education of your child, including whether they may have a Special Education Need, whether their needs are being met, or anything in their learning plans.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch.