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 Davies. Mrs Stephanie Davies can be contacted on 01732 843352. Mrs Davies will be in school on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our Family Liaison Officer (FLO) is Mrs Katie Till. You can email Mrs Till on Fflo@lunsford.kent.sch.uk or call her on 07833 584920.
For further information, advice and support contact the school office: 01732 843352.
Please open the link below to read the SEN and Disability Policy/ SEN Information Report.
Please open the document below to see the results from our most recent questionnaire. Thank you to everyone who responded.
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