All children have the right to an education that will enable them to reach their full potential. We believe that each child has individual and unique needs and acknowledge that some children require more support than others.
A child has special educational needs if he/she requires additional or different provision from the provision made generally for children of their age in that school. In order to support these children we recognise their needs and plan accordingly.
The Head Teacher, Staff, and Governors of our school are committed to the inclusion of children with Special Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The Government has listened to parents experiences of services and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the Local Offer.
Local authorities and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents and young people will set out what is normally available to help children with lower-level SEN, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child
The council for disabled children have provided information and advice on the Local Offer. This helps identify what should be included in the 'Local Offer' – and helps parents recognise if their local offer includes everything it should.
Please see the links below to find out more about how our school provides for children with Special Needs in our Local Offer and our SEND Information Report.
Many Government changes have been made to the SEND system since 2014 including the introduction of Education , Health Care Plans. Further details can be seen here: The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 (legislation.gov.uk)
Please see the flyer below for more information regarding Lancashire's Local Offer and how it supports Children and families.
Lancashire's local offer website can be found here
The SENCO at Wrightington Mossy Lea is Nicola Gregson, who can be contacted by clicking here
The SEND Governor is Paul Leadbetter who is contactable via school.
What do I do if I am concerned about my child's progress?
Talk to us. We have an open door policy so please do make contact with your child's class teacher or directly with the SENCO to share your concerns. You will be kept up to date about your child's progress throughout the year via parents evenings, SeeSaw and conversations with your child's class teacher. Antonella or Nicola will get in contact with you if your child is receiving SENCO support in school.
We follow a graduated response to any concerns raised by either parent, child or class teacher - please see flow chart below for a breakdown of this response.