Special Educational Needs

The Government introduced changes to The Children and Families Act in March 2014 to improve services for children and young people and their families.  These changes will make sure there is a greater “integration between educational provisions and training provision, health and social care provision, where this would promote wellbeing and improve the quality of provision for disabled young people and those with SEN”. 

The ‘Local Offer’ enables families to access and get support from a range of local agencies, from the Local Authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.

At Ryecroft Primary Academy we are committed to providing an inclusive education for all our children.  This means that any child who may have Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND) will have access to additional or specialist support throughout their life at our academy.

Our SENDco works closely with the class teacher, the child and parents to ensure the correct support is given.

For those children with more complex needs, we work alongside outside agencies, healthcare and other educational professionals. The academy may also be given additional funding to ensure that those children continue to have extra support whilst at school.  If a child has severe / complex / lifelong needs, they may need more targeted support and this will be specified on an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENDCo)

Mrs Rebecca Lamb (formerly Miss Rebecca Packwood)

If you need to contact Mrs Lamb, please email to : info@ryecroftpa.org.uk

Contact number: 01274 683128