Lyngford Park Primary School believes every child can succeed, thrive and make progress. Every child has unique strengths and unique needs. It can be hard to know what is available and what your child is entitled to, what they need to succeed and what is typical for their age and stage of development, so this area of the website provides parents and carers of children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) or parents with concerns about their child with information and advice which will signpost you to the school’s services and resources.
You can contact our SENCos through the school office by telephoning 01823 284 912. Alternatively, you can use the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusion and SEND Team
Mr Lucas Upham Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Mr Nic Saint SENCO Governor
Mrs Kim Barratt PFSA (Parent & Family Support Advisor)
What is the SEND Information Report?
The School SEND Information Report is a document produced by school and reviewed annually by the SENCo with parents. It is co-produced with staff (including the Head Teacher), the SEND Governor and children's views are also taken into account. This collaborative document provides information to questions parents may ask about the school in terms of identifying needs, raising concerns, parental involvement and how the school can support and provide for a child with SEND. It also includes questions a child with SEND may ask about how they will be supported in their learning and other information they may want to know.
Following changes in education for SEND in September 2014, the SEND Information Report is a government requirement for all schools to do. The Local Education Authority (Somerset County Council) is also required to produce their own Local Offer for parents, which links to individual schools. This will provide information on what services are available within Somerset and what support they offer.
Please find below our SEND Information Report and our SEND Provision Intent, Implementation and Impact document:
Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool
Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool now replaces the Somerset Core Standards. This has been co-produced with stakeholders from education, health, social care, parent carers and support service teams.
Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool sets out the barriers to learning that children and young people may have and the strategies and provision that could be in place to support them.
Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool has been created to support all users to understand the Graduated Response to Special Educational Needs in the context of current legislation. . The document makes it clear ‘what to expect’ in terms of what is provided and is written for parent carers, children and young people, school staff and those who provide services to families.
This document sets out the provision that is ordinarily available in Somerset schools at both the Universal and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support levels. Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool sets out the barriers to learning that children and young people may have and the strategies and provision that could be in place to support them.
SEND News in Somerset
Here you can find out the latest about what’s going on with SEND services in Somerset including our latest Newsletter. See link below: