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SEN

SEN (Special Educational Needs)

The Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Nicky Parrott and she works in school all day on Mondays and Thursdays and also on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

She co-ordinates the additional support throughout the school and works with a brilliant team of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs).

The SENCo is based in the Bumble Bee room which is opposite the Community room.

Before the children start in year R, the SENCo liaises with pre-schools. Throughout their time at the Infant School the children will undertake various assessments and based on all the information we gather we will decide on which children need additional support, this may vary as to when and what support the children might need. As the SENCo works in both the infant and the junior school the transition to year 3 is strong which 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 and look forward to working closely with parents in order to achieve the best outcomes for every child. 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.