SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator:
Miss. Justine North

j.north@worsthorne.lancs.sch.uk

Special Educational Needs Consultant and Specialist Teacher:
Mrs. Claire Ashton

 

If you wish to discuss your child’s needs or provision, please call the school office to make an appointment with our SENDCo.

 

SEND Governor:
Miss. M. Lord

 

The Local Offer

The Local Offer sets out at the ‘local authority level’ what the Local Authority expects to be available in every school.
https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/

 

Family Information Network Directory (FIND)

The FIND database includes information about disabled children and young people up to 25 years old in Lancashire.
https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/getting-help/family-information-network-directory/

Family Information Network Directory (FIND) newsletter – Lancashire County Council
Family Information Network Directory (FIND) newsletter. If you would like to receive a free copy of FIND by post or email 4 times a year, please sign up to the FIND database.
www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

Complaints for parents of children with Special Educational Needs:

The complaint procedure for special educational needs mirrors the school’s other complaints procedures. Should a parent or carer have a concern about the special provision made for their child they should in the first instance discuss this with the class teacher.

 

If the matter is not resolved satisfactorily parents have recourse to the following:

Discuss the problem with the SENDCO
Discuss the problem with the Headteacher
More serious on-going concerns should be presented in writing to the SEND Governor, who will inform the Chair of the Governors

 

Should you wish to make an appointment with any of the above, please contact the school office on 01282 425690 or info@worsthorne.lancs.sch.uk

 

The complaints procedure can be found on the school website in our Policy section.
If the complaint regards a Statutory Assessment of a child’s needs, the complaint should be forwarded to the Local Authority.