Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Our school community prides itself on having an inclusive nature that is fully embedded. In October 2019, we became an Inclusion Quality Mark ‘Centre of Excellence’. The whole school community thrives on and values the diverse nature of the school population. All children at some time in their education might need additional support in a particular area of their learning or within their social and emotional development.

Whatever the need, we will ensure that through early identification appropriate intervention is provided, with parental involvement at an early stage. This may simply be additional support in the classroom or could be a more structured programme such as Nessy for reading and spelling needs or Nurture support for social and emotional skills. Our Nurture Assistants are trained by Wokingham Educational Psychologists, in which they are provided with the skill set to deliver sessions to groups of pupils around their social and emotional development, such as self-esteem and working together. Where we require more advice and in consultation with parents, some children may also receive support from external professionals linked to Berkshire Health Trust – CYPIT, the Educational Psychology Service, Learning Support Service or Foundry College.

In addition, Lambs Lane is a Resource-based School for pupils with Complex Needs, including those with a physical disability. The school has been adapted to allow easy access to all areas of the school environment and we also house a Physiotherapy and Sensory Room. All pupils are integrated into a mainstream class with their peers, in line with our inclusion agenda, but personalised timetables are implemented according to individual need.

Very able children may also have special needs and we ensure tasks are planned to challenge these children through greater depth and enrichment activities. We recognise that children may be gifted and talented in many different areas of the curriculum and opportunities are provided to address their individual needs whether it is academic, creative or sporting.

If you wish to contact our SENCO, please see the contact details below:

Katy Bicknell

Tel: 0118 988 3820

Email: kbicknell@lambslane.wokingham.sch.uk

 

Please see below links to our local offer, inclusion and SEN policy, our accessibility plan, our aspiration and achievement document and further information on our resource unit. More detail can also be found in the Disability Code of Practice.

Click here to see Lambs Lane local offer

Click here to see our  Public Sector Equality Duty and Accessibility Plan 

Click here to see our  Complex Needs Resource Information for Parents  

 

Wokingham Borough Council also have Local Offer for children and young people with additional needs. Click the link below to have a look at their website.

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