Special Educational Needs and Difficulties can affect a child’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- Behaviour or ability to socialise.
- Reading and writing.
- Ability to understand things.
- Concentration levels.
- Physical ability.
It is the role of the SENCO to ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities receives the support that they need. Our SENCO in school is Mrs Gina Lowry, who can be contacted via the school office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the responsibilities of a SENCO include:
- Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy.
- Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs.
- Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
- Liaising with parents of children with SEN.
- Liaising with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies.
- Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEN up to date.
Rotherham’s Local Offer website is there to help parents and carers of children with special educational needs and difficulties find the support that is available for their family.
There are two main purposes of the Local Offer:
- To provide clear, comprehensive information, in one place, on the support and opportunities available locally to children, young people and their families as well as what can be expected from local agencies including education, health and social care.
- To make services more responsive to local needs which are shaped by you