Lambourn C of E Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity
and inclusivity for all members of our school community:
- pupils who attend the school,
- their families,
- those who are employed by the school,
- our visitors
- other users of school facilities and services.
We celebrate and value diversity in our community. This is in line with our vision and Christian values:
‘Let your light shine’
You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Our Christian Values
L - ove (friendship, love of God, love of learning, service to others)
I - ntegrity (responsibility, honesty, maturity, respect)
G - rit (determination, perseverance)
H - ope (aspirations, faith)
T - rust (trust in ourselves, the school and God)
We recognise that it is not enough to treat everyone the same: we aim to understand and address any barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes for different members of our community. Our Admissions Policy, which does not permit gender, race, colour or disability to be used as criteria for admission.
The school will liaise with the relevant external agencies when assessing the needs and providing for children admitted to the school with particular disabilities.
Disability Discrimination Act
At Lambourn C of E Primary School, we are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values, and includes, all pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are further committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility and champion a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
Special Educational Needs
At Lambourn Primary School, the special needs of children are identified through observation, assessment and discussions with parents/carers/previous school records and health agencies e.g. GP, school nurse etc. Parents/carers are consulted at every stage and invited to attend meetings with the SENDco (Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) and support services. Teachers and teaching assistants plan suitable programmes of work and interventions to support individual children’s needs.
If further advice and guidance from a specialist is needed, a referral to the relevant agency will be made. Again, parents/carers will be consulted at every stage.
Occasionally, a child is issued with an Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP). Very occasionally, the process may reveal that a child should attend a school where expert help is available to support their specific needs. Such cases are usually short term. The majority of children identified as having special needs are catered for by the school.
A named governor, Catherine Mills, is responsible for monitoring SEN provision; she does this through termly focus visits and reports to governors.
Our SENDCo is Mrs Heidi Colbon. To contact Mrs Colbon please call 01488 71479
SEND Local Offer Policy - Click here to view