School Local Offer Question & Answers

Who are the best people to talk to in our school about my child's difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)?


The Class Teacher - responsible for:

  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be targeted work or additional support) and letting the Special Education Needs/Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO) know as necessary.

  • Writing Provision Maps/Individual Education Plans (IEPs), based on the smaller steps of progress needed for success and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term.

  • Personalised teaching and learning for your child as identified on the school’s provision map.

  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

The SENCO: Miss Lisa Walsh - responsible for:

  • Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND policy.

  • Co-ordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

  • Ensuring that you are:

         i) involved in supporting your child’s learning

         ii) kept informed about the support your child is getting

         iii) involved in reviewing how they are doing.

  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology.

  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that records of your child’s progress and needs are kept.

  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND in the school to achieve the best progress possible.


The Headteacher: Mr Kevin Martin - responsible for:

  • The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school; this includes the support for children with SEND.

  • The Headteacher will give responsibility to the SENCO and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.

  • The Headteacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about issues relating to SEND.


The SEND Governor: Mrs Gemma Nalder - responsible for:

  • Making sure that the necessary support is given for any child with SEND who attends the school.