Special Educational Needs


Lower Wortley Primary school is an inclusive school and we support all children to make good progress, achieve well and enjoy school. We have high expectations of all pupils but recognise that children are individuals.  We aim to meet their needs and interests through a broad and balanced curriculum delivered by high quality teaching.  Many children need additional provision at some point and are considered to have Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) where ’their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age’ as defined by the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

As a school we have worked alongside other agencies to support children with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, visual impairment and developmental delay.  The provision that we are able to offer children with SEND is assessed on an individual basis however as a mainstream school we do not have any specialist provision or resources.

Please follow the link below and read the  additional information which explains how we support pupils with SEND, how needs are assessed and how learning may be adapted.

Lower Wortley Primary School SEND offer

As a school we work hard to build positive and productive relationships with parents to support any child who may have SEND.   This includes sharing with parents an inclusion record at each parents evening so that parents are aware of what support their child is receiving.  Parents are also invited in to school for meetings with school staff or outside agencies.

Our new SEND Co-ordinator, Mrs Smith, works in conjunction with the Headteacher, Mrs Geldard, to ensure appropriate SEND provision is in place and effective.  



Provision for SEND children is reviewed and evaluated as part of the schools ongoing monitoring programme.  This is done by the SENDCo and the senior leadership team.  Provision is reviewed regularly and adapted as needed to meet changing needs.

If parents have any concerns about the SEND provision that their child is receiving in school then parents should discuss this with the school as soon as possible.  However, there may be an occasion when parents wish to make a complaint about their child's SEND provision.  In this case parents should follow the school complaints procedure which can be found in our policies section here.

Below is the link for our current SEND report.  SEND reports are produced yearly and once all the data from that academic year is finalised.   This means that that the current report will be about the previous academic year. Please click on the link to open the document.

Current report:

SEN report academic year 2020/21

 Previous reports:

SEN report academic year 2018/19

SEN report academic year 2017/18

SEN report for academic year 2016/17