SEND Information

At Selside Endowed Primary School we want every child to nurture all talents and live life in all its fullness. We aim to recognise the individual needs of all pupils and give each of them access to an exciting and engaging curriculum and brilliant teaching and learning. Children need every opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.

Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best.  When planning lessons, your child’s teacher will take account of this by looking carefully at how they organise their lessons, classroom, books and materials.  The teacher will then choose suitable ways to help your child learn from a range of activities.

If you have any worries about your child, their learning, development, health or behaviour, please talk to your child’s class teacher.  You may also want to talk with the person in school responsible for help for children with special educational needs and disabilities. This person is known as the SENDCo; at Selside Endowed Primary CE the SENDCo is Miss June Lowther, also our Headteacher.

You could ask them if:

  • The school thinks your child is having difficulties
  • Your child is able to work at the same level as others of the same age
  • Your child is already getting extra help
  • You can help your child.

If a child consistently has more difficulties in learning than most children of their age, there is plenty of help and advice available. Many children will have special needs of some kind during their education.

Please read our SEND Parent Information leaflet. Hopefully, this guidance will answer your key questions about support for children with additional needs.

Please also read our School Offer document and SEND Information Report. These statutory documents provide parents and families with information about how St Martin and St Mary’s C of E Primary School puts our SEND Policy into practice. The contents explains our approach to support SEND children in school, assessing their needs, providing support and accessing additional expertise, help and funding.

Our Local Authority, Cumbria County Council, also provide lots of support, guidance and information about meeting the needs of children with SEND and what to expect from both the county and our school. Please use these links to learn more about Cumbria’s SEND Local Offer.

Please use the link below to access our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy. This provides even more detailed information about the approach we take in school to support children with additional needs.