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Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence


Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator - Mrs S Beckett

Contact Number 01732 843352

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At Lunsford we strive to support and value all children to enable them to achieve well at school. We recognise that each child is on their own individual learning journey and we support them in their learning as well as socially and emotionally.


The SEN Information Report and SEN policy outlines how we identify children with special education needs (SEN) and the provision, interventions and support available within the school. It provides details of training staff have received to deliver SEN provision and interventions and describes how we assess and monitor pupil’s progress and communicate with parents.


Section 11 provides links to helpful websites and resources linked to areas of need within the school.


The Whole School Provision Map of Interventions provides a detailed overview of the comprehensive provision within Lunsford. It is structured into the four broad areas of need identified within the SEN Code of Practice 2015:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Physical and/or Sensory
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.


This provision is described according to waves of intervention:

  • Wave 1 describes quality first teaching (teaching within the classroom)
  • Wave 2 details group interventions and catch-up programmes
  • Wave 3 describes individual targeted support for SEN pupils.


The special education needs co-ordinator (SENCO) at Lunsford is Mrs Beckett. Mrs S Beckett can be contacted on 01732 843352.  Our Family Liaison Officer (FLO) is Mrs Amy Taylor. You can email Mrs Taylor on or call her on 07552 045390.


For further information, advice and support contact the school office: 01732 843352.

Please open the links below to read the  SEN Policy and the SEN Information Report 2020-21.



Intent Implementation and Impact

Children and their families are at the centre of the work of schools. All schools put provision in place for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) taking in to account their individual needs.  


The guide for parents and carers explains the purpose of the Mainstream Core Standards and provides a summary of the more detailed guidance (see above link) given to schools by the Local Area (Education, Local Authority and Health) about how they can make sure that they are doing everything they can to meet the needs of their pupils with SEND.

Helpful books to support wellbeing - including stress, anxiety, anger-management, bereavement, trauma and family change e.g separation and divorce.

Useful website links below:


IASK - Information, Advice and Support Kent - supports families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

HELPLINE: 03000 41 3000; Office: 03000 412412

British Dyslexia Association: Provide support, advice, resources and services and events information and dyslexia resources shop.

Helpline: 0333 405 4567


The Dyspraxia Foundation: Help and support for children with a diagnosis of dyspraxia.

Helpline 01462 454986


National Autistic Society: A national society proving support and advice for parents, children and young people with an autistic spectrum disorder diagnosis. Autism helpline: 0808 880 4104

ADHD.ORG.UK: Parent support; news and events; homework support; behaviour and medication and support groups.

The Communication Trust: A trust providing support and resources for speech and language communication difficulties.

Helpline: 0207 843 2526


Eye Can Learn: Visual perception skills exercises to support visual memory; tracking skills; spatial abilities; visual discrimination; visual closure and figure ground/form consistency.


The Hypermobility Syndromes Association: Provides information on the Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (The ‘Hypermobility Syndromes’) through its website parents can access publications, forums, local groups, advice line, and education programmes.

Tel: 033 30116388

Cerebral Palsy.Org.UK: Help and advice; school support and resources; grants and benefits.

NDCS: National Deaf Children’s Society provide parent support, resources and advice

Tel: 0808 800 8880


Diabetes UK: Advice and support for parents of children with type 1 diabetes in school.

Tel: 0345 123 239


Contact a Family: A national charity for families with disabled children. Providing information, advice and support and bring families together so they can support each other.

Tel: 020 7608 8700


4us2 Family Advice Service: Information and advice about services for disabled children and their families

Telephone: 07519 716186


Action for Kids: Supports children and young people up to the age of 26, who have physical or learning disabilities.

Telephone: 020 8347 8111