SEN and Disability


Support for Learners at Ladybridge Primary School

If you have any concerns regarding special educational needs, please contact your child’s class teacher. Further help can be sought from the Inclusion/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) , Patrick Fenwick (please contact the School Office on 0161 4285445 if you would like to speak to our SENCo).

Stockport’s Local Offer

Please find below a link to a website which has lots of advice and information about services which can support children and young people from birth to 25 years old. This is known as Stockport’s Local Offer and is part of a legal requirement to promote the help that you can gain to support your children’s needs across health education and social care. Just click on the poster below and it will take you to the website.

Visit www.sensupportstockport.ukfor clear information about services and support for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Stockport.

Details of our SEND offer at Ladybridge Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Accessibility Plan 2014-2017

Accessibility Plan 2017-2020

SEN Information Report – The Ladybridge Primary School Offer


At Ladybridge Primary school we believe that all children irrespective of gender, race, faith, disability and social status have the right to an education in which they can flourish and ‘be the best that they can be’. As an inclusive school we provide the opportunities to acquire new skills, knowledge and understanding. This can be most effectively achieved through quality teaching, in which stimulating and challenging activities are matched to the individual levels of ability of the children. Children are encouraged to be self -motivated; to adopt a positive attitude to learning and to take responsibility for the choices they make.

While the staff of Ladybridge Primary School strive to provide these opportunities, we believe that a child’s education is not the sole responsibility of the school but a partnership between staff, parents and professionals. All parents play a valuable part in their child’s education. If your child continues to work at a level well below their peers or makes little progress, despite accessing interventions and quality teaching, they may be identified as having Special Educational Needs.

All our classes are supported by teaching assistants and pupils are also offered small group work or catch up programmes if needed. Some pupils are supported to develop their social skills or to improve their emotional well-being through work with our Learning Mentor.

This School offer describes how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs at Ladybridge Primary School.

In order to make our offer for Ladybridge Primary School accessible and user friendly, we have structured the information around a set of Frequently Asked Questions , firstly referring to our Mainstream provision and, secondly, our Resourced provision.

Your Questions Answered:

What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

How does the school know if children need extra help?

How will school staff support my child?

How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

How are decisions made about the type and level of support that my child will need?

How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to the needs an SEND child?

How will school help me to support my child’s learning?

How are parents involved in the school? How can I be involved?

How will my child be able to contribute their views?

How will school and I know how my child is doing?

How will the school prepare my child for joining the school and transferring to a new school?

How accessible is the school environment?

How does school address the medical needs of children?

What training in supporting children with SEND have the staff had or are having?

How will my child be included in activities outside of the classroom including school trips?

What support will be there for my child’s overall well being?

What support is there for behaviour, avoiding exclusions and increasing attendance?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

Who can I contact for further information?

Further information for parents and carers of children in the Resource base is available using this link – Ladybridge Primary School Resource Offer.

Update to SEN information report in light of COVID-19.

The situation in which we find ourselves is fast-moving; as such, please note that this report is based on information available on 7th April 2020 and is subject to change.

If you follow this link, you can access specific information based on government guidelines, Local Authority advice and our best practice. We will answer the following questions:

What are the entitlements of children and young people with SEN when schools are closed due to Coronavirus?

What does this mean for my child who has an EHC plan?

My child has an EHC plan – do I have to send them in to school?

My child has an EHCP – does the local authority still have a legal duty to deliver provision?

My child has an EHCP and was due to have an annual review. What will happen now?

A request for statutory assessment has been sent in for my child – do the Local Authority still need to carry out EHC needs assessments?

My child has an EHC plan and is still attending school – how will my child’s learning be supported at school?

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

How can I help my child cope with the changes?

How long are schools likely be closed?

What plans will be made for re-integration and transition to new classes/schools?

Who can I contact?

In the event that you have any complaints about issues concerning Special Educational Needs and Disability, please follow our Complaints procedure on our Complaints page.