SEND

Welcome to the Special Needs section. In this section there is information about the Special Needs provision available at Little Digmoor. At Little Digmoor the Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO) is Miss Schofield. As a result of discussions between staff and the special needs coordinator, classroom teachers carefully plan and differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of special needs children. The SENCO liaises closely with teachers and support staff to ensure that the children's needs are being met within the classroom.

 

Definition

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 says that a child has special educational needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made or them.

A learning difficulty means that the child either:

  1. has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  2.  has a disability, which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of the educational facilities which are provided for children of the same age in a mainstream school.

Special educational provision means educational provision, which is additional to, or different from, the provision made generally for children of the same age in a mainstream school. At Little Digmoor we are committed to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make progress.

 

What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEND about the provision made at Little Digmoor?

At Little Digmoor, we operate an ‘open door’ policy. Parents and carers are encouraged to speak with the class teacher about any concerns they may have. They will be able to discuss additional support children are receiving. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs further please contact the Headteacher or SENCO (Miss Schofield) who will be able to talk about how Little Digmoor can support children with SEND.

The School’s complaints policy ( http://www.littledigmoor.lancs.sch.uk/media/250387/school-complaints.pdf ) is on our school website.

This includes complaints around SEND and Looked after children. The policy can also be obtained through request of a paper copy from the school office. Please follow this policy if you would like to make a formal complaint. In the first instance discussions would be encouraged by the class teacher, SENCO and Headteacher to try and resolve any issues.