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    Laneshaw Bridge

    Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

    At Laneshaw Bridge Primary School we work with children and their families who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum and provision is tailored to meet individual children’s needs. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability and to successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum, we are committed to: 

    • Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension). 
    • Access to ICT. 
    • A range of teaching and learning styles. 
    • Additional in class support. 
    • Additional out of class support. 
    • Flexible groupings (including small group work). 
    • An innovative and supportive curriculum. 
    • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions. 
    • Mentoring and counselling. 
    • A broad range of extra-curricular activities. 
    • Assessment procedures that emphasise children’s strengths and achievements. 

    Our Special Educational and Disability Needs Co-ordinator is: Miss Canty and Mr Harrison

    We aim to understand individual pupil's learning needs by using the graduated approach of 'assess, plan, do, review'.  Assessment is regular and purposeful and is informed by parents and carers and other professionals, as well as the pupil themselves.  This rigorous and thorough process enables class teachers to make informed professional decisions about the best next steps for teaching each child. 

    Should you need to make contact with Ms Canty or Mr Harrison, please do so by calling 01282 865996 or e-mailing 

    Family Information Network Directory (FIND) 

    The FIND database includes information about disabled children and young people up to 25 years old in Lancashire. 

    Families are invited to submit details about their disabled child or young person to the database, which is used to develop an overview of the needs of disabled children across the county to assist with planning services. 

    The FIND service is strictly confidential - no individual information about any children or their families is shared with anyone. 

    Every family recorded on the FIND database receives a quarterly newsletter free of charge to help them keep informed about services and support which may be relevant. 

    Click here - SEN Information

    The following short film from Independent Support, with support from the Department for Education, explains what an education, health and care plan is and who can have one. 


    Click here for the SEND support flow chart - this outlines the steps we take to support you child.

    If you are a parent, you can make a request using this guidance and form:

    Parents information on applying for an EHCP assessment

    Click here to be directed to the FIND database: 

    Useful links:

    Our service HCRG Care group:

    Bowel and Bladder:

    Young Minds:

    Kooth - for children 10yrs and over:

    Anaphylaxis training Online:

    Other SEND related information and policies can be found below.