Our SENCO is Mrs Varley and she can be contacted via the school office on 01695 574375 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
West End prides itself on being a caring and inclusive school. Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are supported according to whatever their individual needs have been assessed to require, via their Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP), SEND Support Plan, or Individual Education Plan (IEP). This support can be through a variety of methods or interventions which can include things such as:
IEPs are updated termly with parental involvement.
The responsibility for making whole school SEND provision rests with school governing bodies and accordingly, there is a nominated SEND Governor who is currently Barbara Stevens. Her role is to liaise with Mrs Varley, the schools Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and report upon this to the Full Governing Body termly.
In order that their needs can be met quickly, the early identification of children who may have SEND, is an important feature of our approach to meeting the needs of all of our children. Therefore if parents have any concerns of an SEND nature, they should contact Mrs Varley.
POWAR, the council for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities have created a survey for young people with SEND to share what they think is the top issue for them. Once the results are in POWAR will create a campaign to raise awareness and tackle the issue. POWAR would like to hear the voice of children and young people through this survey which can be accessed via the link below.
The Lancashire SEND partnership brings together all the agencies in Lancashire which provide the SEND services for children, young people, their parents and carers.
It ensures everybody can work together to deliver the best outcomes for children, young people and their families.
Click below for more information
Lancashire Break Time
Lancashire County Council (LCC) is proposing to end the Lancashire Break Time (LBT) service from 1 September 2019. This means short breaks for parents and carers and LBT activities for children and young people would no longer be available from this date.
This proposal is part of a number of budget options currently being considered by Lancashire County Councillors.
LCC is asking the public, staff and partner organisations to give their views by clicking here
Printed questionnaires are available on request, please ring 01772 532509 or email Find@lancashire.gov.uk. Your views and comments will be included in the report Lancashire County Council's Cabinet will consider when making the final decision on these proposals.
28 January to 25 March 2019 - 8 week consultation period
16 May 2019 - report the consultation outcomes to Cabinet
From September 2019 - LBT is proposed to cease
Our Sensory Room
In an effort to meet all of our pupils' needs, we have installed a multi-sensory room in school, which has been fully funded by a grant obtained through the Extended Schools Service.
We are really excited about this addition to our provision and are offering the use of this room to any local schools with children who would benefit from working in a multi-sensory environment.