Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything else. (SEN Code of Practice 2014)

To view our School Offer for Pupils with Special Educational Needs click here

Miss Phillips is our SEND coordinator and her contact details are 01952 388410 zoe.phillips1@taw.org.uk



An SEN Information Report will be updated annually to reflect changes and plans within the school. The report states the current provision within Lawley Primary School.

What are the kinds of special educational needs for which provision is made at Lawley Primary School?

The school is a mainstream Primary school for children rising 5 to 11 years old. Children are provided with an appropriately paced and differentiated curriculum. More detail on our commitment to high quality educational provision for all our children is detailed in our Teaching and Learning Policy. Provision is made at Lawley Primary School to ensure children identified as having additional needs in the four broad areas specified in the SEN Code of Practice 2014 i.e. communication and interaction; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental health difficulties; and sensory and/or physical needs receive additional support to ensure they make progress as appropriate.

What are the school’s policies for the identification and assessment of pupils attending the school?

All pupils at Lawley Primary School are carefully monitored through a rigorous pupil progress process. Further information on this can be found in our SEN policy and Teaching and Learning policy on our website.

What is the provision for pupils at Lawley Primary school and how it is evaluated?

The SENCo monitors all pupils identified with SEND within school to ensure the provision is appropriate for their individual needs. They are either supported with an Education, Health, Care, Plan (EHCP) or at school support. All pupils on the SEN register will have an individual School Support map or EHCP map outlining their individual targets and the support in place to achieve those targets. These are regularly evaluated by the class teacher and the SENCo to ensure intervention and support is appropriate.

What training do staff have in relation to the needs of pupils at Lawley Primary school?

The SENCo attends regular training and updates and shares information with staff at regular staff meetings. Staff have been trained in Crisis Intervention (MAPA), ELKLAN speech and language programmes, OT techniques for physical therapy programmes as well as regular training on interventions such as Wordshark, Active Literacy and In an Instant amongst others.

How will equipment and facilities be provided to support pupils at Lawley Primary School?

The school is wheelchair accessible and equipment and facilities are adapted to support individual learners where needed. This includes chairs, tables and specialist IT equipment. The SENCo is responsible to purchase any further specialist equipment that might be needed.

What are the arrangements for consulting parents of children at Lawley Primary School and involving them in the education of their child?

Parents are fully involved in the education of their child. Support maps are all signed and agreed by parents and our open door policy ensures that the class teacher and the SENCo are available to discuss any worries and concerns.

What are the arrangements for consulting young people at Lawley Primary School about, and involving them in, their education?

Pupils at Lawley are fully involved in their learning education. Each support map for SEND children must be signed and agreed by the pupil so they are fully aware of their individual targets and the steps required to achieve them.

What are the arrangements made by the governing body for dealing with complaints from parents/carers of pupils in relation to the provision made at Lawley Primary School?

Please refer to the school complaints policy.

How does the governing body involve others – including health, social services, local authority services and voluntary organisations in meeting the needs of pupils at Lawley Primary School and in supporting their families?

We have a wide range of staff working together within the school to support the children, young people and their families. Some are employed directly by the School, others have different lines of management as can be seen below.

Classroom staff are employed directly by the school. This includes teachers, teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors. Admin staff are also school employees.

Other professionals work for a range of agencies –and work in school on particular days or as necessary. (LSAT/GRT teachers)

School Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, CAMHS LD team and Physiotherapists are employees of Shropshire Community Health Trust. All these professionals work within school training staff, advising staff, working with children and young people.

The Sensory Inclusion Service staff – advisory teachers - are employed by the Local Authority, not the school, and are within the Children Specialist Services team. They provide staff training and advice on individual children's needs.

What are the school’s arrangements for supporting pupils in transferring between phases of education or in preparing for adulthood?

All transitions are well planned for throughout school as children and students move from class to class and phase to phase. Parents/carers always have the opportunity to meet the new teacher and class staff.

The transition to secondary school for our year 6 pupils is well managed with additional visits for those pupils that need additional support outside of the usual transition days.

Where is the information on the Telford and Wrekin’s local offer published?


For further information on SEND at Lawley Primary School see our School offer and SEND Policy


Information on the Disability Access Fund and Disability Access Fund Declaration.