Special Education Needs and Disabilities
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is the name given when children are having difficulty with learning or are experiencing some physical or emotional problem. The purpose of identifying these children is to provide support and help for them in school. The school has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator to help in this work. The children who fall into this group cover a range of ability levels. Some children cope well in the normal classroom with additional help from the class teacher while others may require a statutory Health and Education Care Plan and where further support by law must be provided.
Children entering Holy Trinity from another school will have any SEND information passed on and support will be continued. Other children might be placed on the SEND register as they move through the school. Whatever is the case, parents and carers are informed of this and involved in any decisions about the child.
The school has its own gated car park for use by staff and visitors only. Access from the car park to the main entrance is via a tarmac pathway that is clearly marked. The school is built on 1 level.
In addition to the normal children's toilet facilities, there is a disabled toilet.
The Local Offer sets out at the ‘local authority level’ what the Local Authority expects to be available in every school. This is available here:www.lancashire.gov.uk/SEND
The above website also contains links to many other agencies which provide support to children with SEND and their families. Here is the SEND Partnership link: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/shaping-send-together/lancashire-send-partnership/
This SEN Information Report sets out in greater detail what provision is available in our school: