Special Education Needs and Disabilities
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is the name given when children are having difficulty with learning or are experiencing some physical or emotional problem. The purpose of identifying these children is to provide support and help for them in school. The school has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator to help in this work. The children who fall into this group cover a range of ability levels. Some children cope well in the normal classroom with additional help from the class teacher while others may require a statutory Health and Education Care Plan and where further support by law must be provided.
Children entering Marys CE Primary School from another school will have any SEND information passed on and support will be continued. Other children might be placed on the SEND register as they move through the school. Whatever is the case, parents and carers are informed of this and involved in any decisions about the child.
Lancashire Local Offer
St Mary's CE Primary School is a one storey building. The grounds and building are fully wheelchair accessible. To ensure access for pupils, parents and visitors with disabilities the school has made sure that all doorways and entrances are on a single level and wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. There is a disabled toilet available for wheelchair users if the need should arise.
St Mary's Primary School has a designated SENDCO who oversees and manages SEND Provision. The contact details can be found below:
Mrs Gillian Stephenson
T: 01706 216407