Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St Lawrence’s we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and welcome into our community those from different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and faiths. We celebrate that we are all special but all different.

SENDCo

Mrs Carolyn Ray
Telephone: 01904 806486
Email: cray@stl.pmat.academy 

Documents and Links

SEND Report 2023

SEN Policy 2023 – 2024

York SEND Local Offer

Website: yorksend.org
Email: yorklocalofferSEND@york.gov.uk

Mrs C Ray
SENDCo

Mrs M Crooks
SENDCo Admin Assistant

Ordinary Available Provision and Graduated Response

Most children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) will have their needs met effectively within the mainstream setting. Where a child or young person is identified as having SEND, schools will take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective provision in place. Schools’ professional judgement will dictate any reasonable adjustments that are made to meet need. These actions should be reviewed and refined through the cycle of Assess, Plan, Do, Review. We call this ‘The Graduated Response’.

The needs of the child or young person may change over time and provision should reflect this.

Where a child has complex, long term and significant needs with evidence to show that appropriate progress with SEND support, as outlined in our Graduated Response, has not been made, despite interventions and specialist advice, a statutory assessment may be requested.

The document linked below provides a set of minimum standards of all schools and teachers in every class for every child, known as Quality First Teaching, and any SEND provision which aims to complement Teacher Standards and the SEND Code of Practice across all our schools within Pathfinder.

SEND – Ordinary Available Provision and Graduated Response