SEND

We are an inclusive school that welcomes and celebrates diversity. All staff believe that having high self esteem is crucial to a child’s emotional well-being and academic progress. We have a caring, understanding team who look after all of our children, including those with special educational needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is often referred to as ‘SEND’ and is coordinated by the school’s SENCos (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinators). Our SENCo is Geraldine O’Marah.

Progress & Attainment for SEND children at Lostock Gralam

The current picture shows that current provision for SEND children in reading, writing and mathematics is effective as all children are making expected progress or  better. National Expectations are that all SEND and SEND support children to make at least expected progress from their starting points. The current picture shows the majority of SEND and SEND support children are working towards age related expectations.

Lostock Gralam’s SEND Information Report  is written with due regard to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 and the revised Code of Practice.

To see the local offer please click below.

Lostock Gralam SEND Information Report

SEND Policy 2016

To see the Cheshire West offer click below:

http://www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk/kb5/cheshirewestandchester/directory/home.page

A guide is available for Parents and Carers wishing to find out more about Special Educational Needs provided by the Department for Education. It can be found by clicking here.

SEND Complaints

The School responds to complaints in line with our general complaints procedures, as outlined in the School Prospectus. If the parents of a child with SEND have a complaint, they should arrange a meeting with the Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) or the Headteacher initially. They will try and resolve the problem and may involve the class teacher or any other appropriate staff to resolve the issue. Complaints can usually be solved by informal discussions with the SENCO, Headteacher and class teacher. However, more complex problems which cannot be resolved in this way will be referred to other Parent Partnership Service within the LA.