The Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy and supporting documents can be found here on our Policies webpage

Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator) is Mrs Oliver.

Mrs Oliver can be contacted via send@burscoughprioryacademy.org or the online contact form.

The SENDCO undertakes a crucial role in ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities within a school receive the support they need. The SENDCO has an important role to play with the headteacher and governing body in determining the strategic development of SEN policy and provision.

What should I expect from my SENDCO?

You should expect honesty and a commitment to working in partnership with you to provide the best service possible for your child. You should expect the SENDCO to ensure that any plans or provision agreed for your child are carried out by the school.

How will the SENCO support my child and me?

They should ensure that you are well-informed about the provision for your child and that you are invited to regular review meetings where you can discuss how things are going. In school they should advocate for your child by understanding his or her needs and ensuring that everyone who regularly works with your child knows how best to support them.

The Lancashire SEND Partnership was formed following the Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) joint inspection of special educational needs and disability (SEND) services in our local area.

The partnership brings together all the agencies in Lancashire which provide the SEND services for children, young people, their parents and carers. It ensures everybody can work together to provide the best outcomes for children, young people and their families, with representatives who use the service.

For further information and regular updates about the changes taking place please see the SEND local offer website, view their event listings on Eventbrite or view their Facebook page.

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