SEN (Special Educational Needs)
The Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Nicky Parrott and she works in school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
The SENCo is based in the Bumble Bee room which is opposite the community room. She co-ordinates the additional support throughout the school and works with a brilliant team of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs).
Before the children start in Year R, the SENCo liaises with pre-schools. Throughout their time at Liphook Infant School, the children will have various assessments and, based on all the information we gather, we will decide on which children need additional support. As Liphook Infant and Junior schools are federated, the transition support for children in Year 2 who are moving from the infant building to the junior building is strong. This allows for a seamless transition of additional support for those children who require it.
All children may at some time in their school life require additional support. It may be for only a short period or it may be for longer and it may be for a variety of reasons.
We support children with emotional, social, and behavioural needs; those with speech and language difficulties; those with physical needs and, of course, those with many different learning needs.
During your child’s time at Liphook Infant School, if we feel that your child may need additional support, we will talk to you and explain what will happen next and give you the opportunity to find out about all about the strategies and programmes we use.
The SEN policy details the principles and procedures we follow but you are most welcome to contact the school for more detailed information.
We welcome all children, whatever their need, and look forward to working closely with parents in order to achieve the best outcomes. We aim to keep you well informed and have an ‘open door’ policy which means that if you have any concerns or worries you can pop in or phone to make an appointment.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years
The SEND Reforms place a statutory requirement on schools from September 2014 to make information available to parents about how the school supports children and young people with SEN.