Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page. I am Mrs Westlake, school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator. My role is to ensure that our pupils with additional needs have all they need to succeed, both socially and academically, during their time at St. Paul's. This includes working closely with parents, as well as liaising with other professionals and agencies.
As a prospective parent/carer, you may already be aware that your child has additional needs. In other cases, concerns may be raised once children have started with us. Whatever the circumstance, we endeavour to do all we can to support you and your family with any decisions that need to be made. We work closely with you as parents/carers and with other agencies to determine whether additional support is required and if so, the form that this should take.
Below are some newsletters from our specialist teaching service and our educational psychology team. They contain advice, reassurance and some useful links & ideas for this lockdown period.
Also, the educational psychology service have established a helpline which is freely available to anyone (school staff or parents/carers) who wish to discuss any concerns. The contact details are:
Office: 01254 686397 or on email@example.com
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:
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:
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 Inclusion.East@lancashire.gov.uk