Special Educational Needs
All pupils at Priory are equally valued and empowered to voice and affect decisions made, with the right to learn, achieve and participate fully in education by having access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. Some pupils, during the course of their time in an educational setting, may have special educational needs, the school will strive to meet these needs as fully as possible. We aim to create an environment in which pupils' needs are identified, assessed, met and received in line with the Revised Code of Practice (2001) and more recent government initiatives.
It is our aim to ensure that all pupils have an equal right to realise their potential socially, physically and intellectually and have full access to the National Curriculum. We aim to identify as quickly as possible those children who have special educational needs at either end of the spectrum and to give appropriate support in terms of curriculum planning, support and resources. To meet a child's needs we recognise the importance and encourage the active involvement and support of parents.
• The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice sets out guidance on policies and procedures that must legally be adhered to by the school
• The school follows the admissions guidelines as given by Lancashire County Council, details of which are available on the LCC website
• The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) monitors children on the SEN register very closely and continually reviews Individual Education Plans
• Parents are invited to all Annual Reviews and given copies of all relevant information
Learning and Progress
Additional support is delivered to pupils in a variety of ways, including through the Teaching Assistants, within the classroom setting , through small group or 1:1 withdrawal work in the Learning and Progress Department. The school has strong links with many outside agencies and buys in specialist teaching support and liaises closely with organisations such as Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Hearing Impairment, Ethnic Minority Achievement Group and Counselling services to seek advice and guidance on how to best support the pupils' specific needs.