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Welcome to Lostock Gralam's SEND Information Report


The children are at the heart of everything we do and Christ is the light that guides us. John 8:12


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A message from our SENCO:

At Lostock, we are incredibly proud of our inclusive approach to education. We value all of God's children and encourage all children to take pride in the individual ways in which they learn and communicate. We nurture those children who find the demands of the school day challenging and we teach peers to value, respect and accept their counterparts. We have a dedicated staff team who make 'Ready, Respectful, Safe' the centre point of any learning activity, and who are highly trained to recognise and support any Special Educational Need. At Lostock we believe that every behaviour is a communication form and we work with our children to ensure that they are calm, regulated and happy in order to learn. 
Mrs O'Marah (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. 


School Information

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 (admin@lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk). Her working days are Tuesday, 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 https://www.livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/Categories/3948 .

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, please refer to our school's SEND Information Report below. Here you will find information about: 

  • The types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provided for at our school
  • Our approach to teaching children with SEND
  • How our school identifies pupils with SEND
  • How we assess children’s SEND needs
  • How is the curriculum provided for each year group adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND?
  • Admission arrangements for pupils who have a disability
  • What facilities we provide to help young people with a disability to access school
  • How we ensure pupils with SEND are treated equally in our school
  • How we consult pupils and their families and involve them in the child’s education
  • How we assess and review children’s progress
  • How we support a pupil’s transition between phases of education and beyond
  • What SEND training and expertise our staff have and how this supports our young people with SEND
  • Other agencies we work with to support children with SEND in our school
  • How we enable children with SEND to engage in activities alongside their peers
  • How we secure equipment and facilities to support pupils with SEND
  • The ways in which we support the emotional and mental health and wellbeing of all children in our school
  • Our anti-bullying policy and processes
  • How parents and carers can raise concerns and complaints about their child’s SEND provision
  • Cheshire West and Chester’s local offer


Who to contact if you have any concerns regarding SEND provision

We ask that you contact school directly to make an appointment via telephone or in person in which you can share your concerns and offer school an opportunity to answer these.

  1. If a parent/carer is unhappy with their child’s provision and/or progress in class; they can speak to the school’s SENDCO, Mrs. G. O’Marah
  2. If a parent/carer is unhappy with how the SENDCO is co-ordinating provision for their child; they can speak to the Head Teacher, Mrs. J. Powell or the Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs. L. Downing.
  3. If a parent/carer feels the Senior Leadership Team have managed their query/complaint effectively, they can contact the Chair of Governors, Mr. J. Barker.
  4. Where a child is known to and supported by Cheshire West and Chester SEN team, either through Top Up Funding or an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP), parents may refer to the resolving disagreements pages on the Cheshire West and Chester Local Offer pages https://www.livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/Information/Details/4464?categoryId=3972

If your query has not been resolved by following the above processes, please refer to the compliments and complaints policy available here http://www.lostockgralam.cheshire.sch.uk/page/policies/45992 for more information 


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