SEND Local Offer
Local authorities and other services must set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled, or who have Special Educational Needs, and their families. The local offer enables families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including from the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.
The potential outcomes of the Local Offer are:
- To provide clarity and confidence for parents.
- To support earlier intervention.
- To reduce the need for assessment.
- To identify need and gaps in provision.
- To provide an evidence base for improving progress and securing better outcomes, at school and local level.
East Wold Church of England Primary School SEND Local Offer
All Lincolnshire schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen.
The Lincolnshire County Council’s Guidance on Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support document provides details of the Local Offer, the different roles if staff within school, the identification of Special Education Needs and Disabilities, SEN support in school and Education Health Care Assessments.
At East Wold our SENDCo is Mrs Alison Whitfield. (01507 610060)
Clink on the link: Lincolnshire SEND Local Offer