Slyne-with-Hest St Luke's CE Primary School

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19th January 18
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Special Educational Needs

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Mrs Waterhouse is the schools co-ordinator for Special Needs - also known as the SENCo. She is the first point of contact for parents with any queries in relation to their child's additional needs. She can be contacted via the school office Monday - Wednesday or can be emailed : 

All our work is under the umbrella of the new 2014 Special Needs Code of Practice. 

In school we have a range of support staff who offer additional support groups e.g. auditory memory groups, 1:1 speech and language input, nurture work and support for visually and hearing impaired children.

We have recently supported children with:

  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Emotional Needs
  • Learning Needs

‚ÄčIn this work we have input from:

  • Inclusion Solutions (MLD / VI / HI/ ASC)
  • Educational Psychologists
  • CAMHS - Counselling


The file attached is a copy of the schools up to date Special Educational Needs policy. It details how SEN provision is organised in school and gives key information. It is fully compliant with the new Code of Practice (September 2014) and was formally adopted at the full governing body meeting in March 2015.Last reviewed November 2017.

Anyone with any queries in regards to SEN in school should contact Mrs Waterhouse who is the school's SENCo.


    Local Offer


    All schools have a statutory requirement to publish a 'School Local Offer' a document which outlines how we , as a school, seek to meet the needs of all pupils. Our school Local Offer is attached.

    During the Autumn Term 2014 the school produced the attached policy outlining how we will support any of our pupils who have medical conditions. It is fully in line with the DfE guidelines produced in September 2014.

    The School Equalities Policy was produced with the involvement of the whole school community at the start of the Summer Term 2012 and is reviewed annually.

    Useful links for parents


    Listed below are a few links to websites that you may find useful. If you have any concerns about your child's progress at school please contact Mrs Waterhouse.

    Take a look at a wealth of information related to Special Educational Needs on this website specifically for parents:



    Lancashire County Council offer a support service for parents of childen with SEND:

    In Key Stage 2 some of our children use IDL Cloud, a ICT based literacy support programme specifically designed to support children with dyslexic type tendencies. This programme can also be accessed at home.

    For information relating to Dyslexia:

    An interesting site supporting parents and those who work with children with Speech and Language difficulties:

    For information relating to supporting children with hearing impairment:

    For information relating to supporting children with a visual impairment:

    A useful site supporting parents of children with Autism: