Welcome to Lostock Gralam's SEND Information Report
A message from our SENCO:
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.
The children are at the heart of everything we do and Christ is the light that guides us. John 8:12
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” We are committed to ensuring children encounter and achieve the highest possible standards through partnership with our entire school community. We provide a happy, stimulating environment rooted in Christian values. Our aim is to equip individuals with the Christian Values (courage, love, friendship, hope, forgiveness, and respect ) and life skills needed to "Live in peace with each other" (Romans 12:16-18), to take their place in the wider world and to make a contribution to it. Mark 9:37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me.”
Lostock Gralam is a mainstream Church of England primary school with 7 classes. We are an inclusive school that welcomes and celebrates diversity. As a Church school, our Christianity and our faith in God guides us and children are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that all children are born in the image of God and we value, respect and nurture all of God's children.
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 and enables us to fulfill our school mission statement. 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 (email@example.com). Her working days are Wednesday, 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