Inclusion and SEND
SEND & Inclusion
At Pilling St John’s CE Primary School and Nursery we strive to provide quality education which is inclusive for all. All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to:
• Achieve their best;
• Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives; and
• Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.
(Code of Practice 2014)
At Pilling St John’s we endeavour to identify the needs of children early, to work with parents and put the correct support in place. This sometimes means working closely with other agencies to plan the provision which is best suited to our children and their needs.
Mrs Hill, our school Inclusion Manager, is responsible for Inclusion, SEND and Looked after and previously looked after children.
What is SEN or SEND?
According to the Code of Practice 2014 on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs:
“A child has Special Educational Needs if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her."
A child has a learning difficulty if he or she:
a. Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
b. Has a disability which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.
c. Is under compulsory school age and falls within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would do if special education provision was not made for the child.
Where can get further support and information about SEN?
School SEND Policy
School SEND Local Offer
Department for Education website which gives further information on SEND.
Lancashire Parent Carer Forum is a forum where you can share your experiences, have your voice heard, discuss your views, share information and develop your own knowledge and skills.
Lancashire SEND information, advice and support service (Formerly Lancashire Parent Partnership)
What is the Local Offer
The Local offer is a collection of information about the facilities and agencies available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, for their parents/carers and families. The Lancashire Local Offer is constantly being updated and can be accessed below.
This Local offer was compiled after schools and agencies compiled details of the facilities that they offer to the children and young people with SEND in a SEN report. The information is intended to provide parents with more information about the places where they can find support for their children and young people with SEND. It also serves to enable agencies to work together through signposting parents to different types of support.
Please click here to access Lancashire's Local Offer for SEN.
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
• Pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.
• Governing bodies must ensure that arrangements are in place in schools to support pupils at school with medical conditions.
• Governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure that the needs of children with medical conditions are effectively supported.
At Pilling St John’s CE Primary School and Nursery we are committed to equality and inclusion for all our stakeholders. Part of this involves ensuring that children with medical conditions are properly catered for and have full access to all areas of the curriculum. The policy below details how we work to achieve this.