Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Welcome to our SEND page
Welcome to our SEND information page. Hopefully, you will find everything that you need. We are continually adding information about SEND onto our website, Twitter feed, Facebook group and Padlet page. See our downloadable documents below for the relevant policies.
What is the Local Authority Local Offer?
From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is called the 'Local Offer'.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provisions in the local area.
To find out what is available to you and your child in Lincolnshire, find the local offer here.
At South View Community Primary School, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement, and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with special educational needs or disabilities.
There are four broad areas of SEND, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism, and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
Who can I contact for further information about SEND in school?
For more information or if you are worried about your child and their needs, please speak to Mrs Tomlins (Headteacher) or Mrs Mitcham our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). You can also read our policies and information report below.
Telephone number: 01733 210361
Where can I find more support?
South View Padlet page: https://padlet.com/corrinemitcham/SouthViewSENDCO
Lots of useful resources to be used at home for children with SEND, curated by the SENDCo. We also have a Padlet for adult mental health for our parents/carers which can be found here: https://padlet.com/corrinemitcham/mentalhealthparents
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF): https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/
LPCF is specifically tasked with working alongside the Local Authority and Health to help ensure that the services they plan, commission, deliver and monitor meet the needs of children with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs.
Confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (0-25 years) with SEN and disabilities, and their parents and carers.
Special Needs Jungle: https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/
Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people aged 0-25.