Our school's Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Wallwork; she can be contacted via the school office. 

Local Offer / SEN Report

Our Local Offer and SEN Information Report sets out in greater detail what provision is available in our school. (click here)

The Local Authority also publish their own 'Local Offer' which states clearly what is expects to be available in every school. 

Their website contains links to many other agencies which provide SEND support to children and their families. 


The 4 Areas of Need

Communication and Interaction

Activities and further resources can be found in the files at the bottom of this page

What are communication and interaction difficulties? 

For example, where children and young people have speech, language and communication difficulties which make it difficult for them to make sense of language or to understand how to communicate effectively and appropriately with others. 

Cognition and Learning

Activities and further resources can be found in the files at the bottom of this page

What are cognition and learning difficulties?

For example, where children and young people learn at a slower pace than others their age, have difficulty in understanding and/or organisation and memory skills, or have a specific difficulty affecting one particular part of their learning such as in literacy or numeracy. 

Social, Emotional, Mental Health 

Activities and further resources can be found in the files at the bottom of this page

What are social, emotional and mental health difficulties?

For example, where children and young people have difficulty in managing their relationships with other people, are withdrawn, or if they behave in ways that may hinder their and other children’s learning and/or that have an impact on their health and wellbeing. 

Physical and Sensory Needs

Activities and further resources can be found in the files at the bottom of this page

What are physical and sensory needs?

For example, children and young people with visual and/or hearing impairments, or a physical need that can give rise to difficulties in accessing learning without appropriate support and equipment.

Some children and young people may have SEN that covers more than one of these areas. 

Other Support and Information

Lancashire SEND Specialist Teacher 

Parent Resource Toolkit & Newsletters

Independence and Self Help

Check out the 'Eric' website for help and support with toileting needs.


Books Beyond Words 

This website provides free wordless books to help explore children’s emotions around the current situation. (click here)

Resources from Acorn Psychology Services 

Other resources

Social Stories

What are social stories? 

Social stories were created by Carol Gray in 1991. They are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why. 

What are social stories for? 

Social stories can be used to: 

How do social stories help? 

Social stories present information in a literal, 'concrete' way, which may improve a person's understanding of a previously difficult or ambiguous situation or activity. The presentation and content can be adapted to meet different people's needs. 

They can help with sequencing (what comes next in a series of activities) and 'executive functioning' (planning and organising).     

By providing information about what might happen in a particular situation, and some guidelines for behaviour, you can increase structure in a person's life and thereby reduce anxiety. 

Creating or using a social story can help you to understand how the autistic person perceives different situations. 

(For more information visit )

Have a look at some of our social stories in the 'other resources file' 

at the bottom of this page. 

home learning ideas 

Dear Parents/Carers,

This page is continually being updated, if your child has a SEND need or EHCP, some of these activities will be really useful for you to try at home. Each folder provides a whole host of PDF activities and worksheets to support learning. Click on the Word documents and you will find instructions, ideas and hyperlinks to relevant websites. 

As there are so many useful resources online it can seem overwhelming, especially if you have a child at home who is already struggling without the routine and structure of school. 

The SEND Virtual School is designed to give you both formal and practical learning ideas that you can do with limited resources or everyday household objects. 

Continuous rehearsal of certain skills that your child finds difficult will help them to consolidate and hopefully master the skills that are causing a barrier towards their learning. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me via the school office if you require any further support or ideas.

Stay safe everyone, 

Mrs Wallwork :-) 

Below you can download materials to help you learn and rehearse key skills at home.