Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D)


Special educational needs (SEN) that affect a child’s ability to learn can include their:

  • Behaviour or ability to socialise, e.g. not being able to make friends
  • Reading and writing, e.g. they have dyslexia
  • Ability to understand things
  • Concentration levels, e.g. they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Physical needs or impairments

Our approach to teaching children with SEN

The Key contact for SEN/D concerns is Mrs Towers the schools Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

We value and help children to develop a healthy respect for themselves and others, with a clear moral code that will positively guide their life choices.

We value the development of our children’s academic progress and nurture ambition, resilience and excellent skills for life as essential outcomes of their experience as learners.

We value everyone within our school, regardless of race, gender, religion or abilities and provide equal access to all aspects of our curriculum.

We value the cultural diversity brought to this school by our children as an enrichment to all that is shared and respected, so that our children will grow up and live harmoniously within the community.

What kinds of needs can be supported at Lady Margaret Primary School?

Children with every type of need are supported at our school and we make our best efforts to ensure that every child in our school makes good progress and is well prepared for transition to secondary school and beyond into adulthood.


Lady Margaret Primary School Special Educational Needs Policy

Lady Margaret Primary School believes that Every teacher is a teacher of every pupil or young person including those with SEN.

This policy was developed as a response to, and is reflective of the SEN Code of Practice 0-25 (September 2014).

It should be read in conjunction with the following policies

  • Accessibility
  • Behaviour
  • Child Protection
  • Safeguarding

SEND Policy

Overview of SEN Summer 2019

Who can I talk to about my child’s needs?

  • Class teacher
  • SENCo – Mrs A Towers – Key contact for SEN/D concerns
  • Assistant Head teacher – Mrs E Hodgkinson
  • Deputy Head teachers – Mrs R Bartholomew and Miss L Simpson

Children with special educational needs (SEN)

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