Special Educational Needs
Hello, we are Mrs Bi (SENDCo), Mr Johnson (Headteacher) and Mrs Lawton (Deputy Headteacher), Lowerplace’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENDCos) and Teaching & Learning Leaders. If you have any concerns about your child’s progress or any special educational needs, please do not hesitate to contact us directly or through the class teacher. We are keen to listen and help.
We promise as always to talk to you in a clear way that does not involve the use of teacher ‘jargon’.
We have overall responsibility for the Teaching and Learning of all children in school. Part of our role is to ensure that every child has access to the very best learning opportunities to meet their needs.
Step inside Lowerplace and you will see that the school is so inclusive that it is difficult to decide which practice is specifically for children with identified needs. We pride ourselves on our high quality teaching throughout school, which is designed to meet the needs of all children. Our behaviour management accommodates specific special needs and this is something that is integral to general practice, because of the inclusive nature of the school. There is always a calm and welcoming atmosphere and we have three buildings full of happy children.
With parents/carers part of our work involves seeking additional support when needed from the following providers:
- ‘In House’ Speech and Language Specialist Support
- ‘In House’ Pastoral Support from our dedicated team
- ‘In House’ Bilingual Support from our EAL Hub
- ‘In House’ specific and closely monitored learning interventions, from our highly skilled support staff workforce
- Speech & Language Therapists
- Educational Psychologists
- Rochdale Additional Needs Service (RANS)
- Healthy Young Minds (formerly CAMHS)
- Occupational Therapists
- Hearing Impairment Advisory Teachers
- Visual Impairment Advisory Teachers
Every half-term senior leaders and school Governors meet with the teaching teams to review the progress each child in school is making. Measured support and interventions are implemented if needed, to ensure each child overcomes any barriers they have that are limiting their progress. If we feel external support is required, parents/carers are fully consulted and involved in shaping their child’s learning journey at Lowerplace. To make contact, we are usually at the school gate at the beginning and end of the day or call into the school office and ask for one of us. Alternatively, contact Mrs Parker in the school office to make an appointment by telephone or e-mail.
Tel: 01706 648174
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