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Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence


Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator - Ms 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 12 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 different stages of intervention:

  • Universal: Quality first teaching (teaching within the classroom)
  • Targeted: Small group interventions and catch-up programmes
  • Personalised: Individual targeted support for SEN pupils.


The special education needs co-ordinator (SENCO) at Lunsford is Ms Beckett. Ms 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.

SEN Policy and SEN Information Report

Please open the link below to read the  SEN Policy and the SEN Information Report 2023-24.

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.

Children's Therapies - speech and language, occupational therapy and physiotherapy


Please see attached flyers with details of 'The Pod' website and a free advice helpline.

Useful website links below:


Information Advice and Support Kent (IASK): provides a free and confidential, information, advice and support service, for parents of a disabled child or child with special educational needs and to children and young people up to age 25 who have a special educational need or disability.

Helpline: 03000 41 3000


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

Helpline: 0333 405 4567


National Autistic Society: A national society providing support and advice for parents, children and young people with an autistic spectrum disorder diagnosis.

Helpline: 0808 880 4104  


The ADHD Foundation: Parent support; news, events and resources.


Speech and Language UK: Providing support and resources for speech and language communication difficulties.

General enquiries: 0207 843 2510


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


Crossbow Education: provide resources to support specific learning difficulties e.g dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual stress, dyscalculia and information about visual stress.  

Telephone 01785 242878


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. 

Telephone: 033 3011 6388   


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

       Helpline 01462 454986


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


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

Telephone: 0808 800 8880


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

        Telephone: 0345 123 2399


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

Tel: 0808 808 3555


For Us Too: Information and advice about services for disabled children and their families


Telephone: 01843 446030 / 01795 227171


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


Telephone: 0300 123 2112


CXK: Health and wellbeing services and provision.


Telephone: 01233 224244


Mind Fresh – directory of Wellbeing resource and services


Space 2 Be Me – West Kent provision working with disabled young people 0-25 and families. Provides support, advice, home visits, services and provision e.g. clubs, parent support, workshops, family activities do not require a diagnosis to be in place to work with families e.g. ADHD/ASD.

Telephone: 01622 764566


ELSA website contains a wide range of emotional and wellbeing resources:


Kent Local Offer: contains information about local SEND services and support


The Sleep Charity Provides parent support and recommendations and strategies/resources to manage sleep difficulties.


Telephone: 03303 530 541


ERIC – Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity

       Telephone: 0808 801 0343