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St Paul's Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Special Educational Needs

As soon as a child gains admission to St. Paul’s, or if concerns are raised during their time with us, an assessment will be made and agreed by all parties as to whether any additional support is required and the form that this should take. Every effort will be made to acquire the resources needed to put this support in place. This could include finance, teaching resources, advice from external agencies and extra staffing. At St. Paul’s, we work closely with all parties in order to make the process of providing support for children with S.E.N.D. as easy and as positive as possible. This includes working closely with parents, as well as liaising with other professionals and support agencies.


Useful Documents


If you are looking for an overview about how St. Paul's identifies and supports children with S.E.N.D., we hope you will find our Information Report a useful place to start:

S.E.N.D. Information Report 2019

If you need further information about areas such as admission arrangements, accessibility and many more, you may wish to read our S.E.N.D. policy:

S.E.N.D. Policy 2019

If you still have further questions or wish to discuss anything further, please contact one of the staff below:


SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) – Mrs Emily Westlake

Contact 01282 617035


SEN Governor – Mrs Patricia Oates

Contact 01282 617035

For further information about support for children with S.E.N.D. please follow the link below to the Lancashire Local Offer:



Whilst we endeavour to do all we can to support our pupils with S.E.N.D., if you ever have concerns about the support we are offering (including a concern that we have not provided the support required by your child's EHC plan) please follow these steps in order, moving on to the next one if your complaint is not resolved.


1. Contact the school SENCO (Mrs Westlake) using the details above.


2. Follow the school complaints procedure which can be found under the 'Parents' tab.


3. Contact the local authority at