Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Penwortham Priory Academy is an inclusive school where we aim to educate all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). We recognise individual strengths, needs, circumstances, difficulties and disabilities. Pupils with SEND have an equal opportunity to achievement and participation across a broad balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum..
A range of approaches to develop independent learning are used to ensure a measure of challenge and support for SEND pupils and these can include small group working, 1:1 or additional support in lessons.
It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that the needs of pupils with SEND are met. Parental involvement will be valued as we believe that and strong home / school partnership is central to the successful education of all SEND pupils.
A concern or complaint regarding SEND provision should be made in person, by telephone or in writing to the SENCO at the School. If the complaint is about the SENCO it should be referred to the Headteacher. If the complaint is about the Headteacher or a Governor it should be referred to the Chair of Governors of the school.
A complaint made to a Governor, Local Authority Officer or Councillor or to a local area education office will be referred to the Headteacher or Chair of Governors, as appropriate, for investigation. Anonymous complaints cannot be dealt with unless they are about very serious matters.
To find out more information about Lancashire's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities local offer please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/SEND