Welcome to Lostock Gralam's SEND Information Report
All schools have a duty to publish information on their websites about the implementation of the policy for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
This page outlines how you as parents can gain further information about how our school provides for children with SEND, as well as offering information about how our staff members identify children with additional learning needs, and how parents and young people are involved in this process.
Lostock Gralam is a mainstream primary school with 7 classes. We are an inclusive school that welcomes and celebrates diversity. We recognise that all children have different and diverse learning needs, so we tailor all our learning opportunities to meet the needs of individual children. We have a bespoke curriculum which places the interests of the children at the heart of their learning. We use child-led questions to drive our learning forward. At Lostock Gralam we 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 identified SEND.
Lostock Gralam has a designated coordinator who coordinates provision for SEND in our school, and is a main point of contact for parents and specialist agencies. This role is known as SENDCo and is carried out by Mrs. Geraldine O'Marah. Should you wish to contact Mrs. O'Marah, please do so via the main admin office. Her working days are Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Our Governing Body have appointed Mr. Jon Barker to be the governor responsible for overseeing SEND provision in our school. He and Mrs. O'Marah work closely together to ensure policies are working effectively to support learners in our school.
Lostock Gralam Church of England Primary School is part of Cheshire West and Chester's Local Offer.
To see the Cheshire West offer click here.
Our school follows statutory guidelines for identifying and supporting SEND as set out by the Department for Education. 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.
For more information about what SEND provision looks like in our school, click on the links below.
If you feel that the policies and information listed are not happening effectively and you wish to contact school to make a complaint regarding SEND provision, or to compliment provision, we ask you to contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. Please refer to the compliments and complaints policy available here http://www.lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk/page/policies/45992 for more information
Files to Download
SEND Policy Initial Concerns Log for use alongside SENDCo How does school know if a child needs additional support? What additional needs are provided for at Lostock Gralam and how to staff support children with additional needs in our school? How is the curriculum at Lostock Gralam matched to childrens' needs? How are parents and carers kept informed about their child's progress? How are children and young people at Lostock Gralam involved in their education? How do Lostock Gralam support the overall well-being of the child? How are children included in activities outside the classroom, including trips and residentials? How accessible is the school environment? How will Lostock Gralam support children joining the school or preparing to transfer to a new school and/or the next stage of their education? How is the decision made about how much and what type of support children will receive? How are parents and carers involved at Lostock Gralam? Who can parents and carers contact for further information? What can parents do if they are unhappy about their child's provision? What specialist services, training and support are available at or accessed by the school?