SEND at Lostwithiel School

 
Covid-19 update (September 2020)
We are following the latest DfE guidance and subsequent Local Authority guidance in all matters related to SEND. Due to COVID-19 some elements of this SEND information report/policy cannot be delivered in full. The DfE recognises that we need to consider ‘what can reasonably be provided during this temporary period’. This will be continually reviewed in line with the latest DfE and Local Authority guidance.
 
SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are defined in the Code of Practice 2014 where it is stated that "A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her"

Our SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator)is Sarah Kriskovic. She is responsible for the day to day operation of the SEND policy. If you have any questions about SEND please contact sendco@lostwithielsch.org
 
We can support your child to achieve the very best they can at Lostwithiel School. We value the input that parents make to their child's education and aim to work together to provide the best possible support for your child.

From time to time, children may need extra support with their learning and this page will inform you of the types of support available for your child at Lostwithiel School.  It will help you understand who can help and how this support can be accessed.

See the below links for our SEN policy and local offer. We have also provided useful links on how to support your child and signposts to other agencies in Cornwall in the PDF document below. 
 
 
Accessibility Statement
 
At Lostwithiel School we aim to ensure access to our environment, curriculum and information and full participation by all in the school community. We will not discriminate against anyone or treat anyone less favorably.

In performing their duties, governors have regard to the Equality Act 2010. Our setting provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is differentiated, personalised if required and age appropriate.

Every pupil has access to the support required to enable them to achieve their highest potential and address underachievement. Procedures for managing behaviour and discipline are fair, effective and equitable.

In the rare event that parents have a concern about any aspect of their child’s education and general welfare, communication with the school at the earliest opportunity is encouraged to resolve it.

Parents are asked to contact the appropriate Teacher or the SENDCo or the Headteacher directly.

Governors are also available to parents if they wish to consult them. Our SEND governor is Dr S Gould sgould@gov.celtrust.org 

You can view the CELT complaints policy on our policies page.