Our child and family centred approaches aim to offer equality of opportunity to all learners, including those with special educational needs and disabilities and those whose early life experiences have had a negative impact on their learning and wellbeing. We aspire to identify, assess and meet individual needs such that each child receives the support they need to access the rich curricular and social opportunities offered by our school, and to reach their full potential.Lord Deramore's SEND and Inclusion Policy
Our SEND team is made up of the Jane Hitchon (SENDCo), James Rourke (Headteacher), and several Teaching Assistants with particular SEN specialisms, all of whom work together with all staff, parents and carers to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our children.
Our link governor for SEND is Sue Perutz.
Mrs Hitchon works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be contacted by emailing email@example.com or via the school office. Please be aware that while staff regularly check their email, due to the busy nature of the school day, we cannot always guarantee to read messages or reply to them immediately so if you have an urgent query please contact the office who will be able to pass your message along..
You will find our SEND & Inclusion Policy, Accessibility Plan and other documents relating to SEND provision on the School Policies page.
Visit the Local Offer to find out what is available in York for children & young people with special educational needs/disability.
York SEND Outcomes Framework
York SEND Outcome Framework poster ~ York SEND Outcome Framework factsheet 2022
Concerns or Complaints
We hope that we can all work together to see your child make good progress. If, however, you have a concern or complaint about the support and help we have offered your child, the following steps should be taken:
- Discuss the matter with the class teacher and/or the SENDCo.
- If the problem is not resolved arrange a meeting with Mr Rourke, the Head Teacher. It may be appropriate for others to be involved in the meeting (e.g. the class teacher, SENDCo or other professionals). You can also speak with the SEN Governor, Mrs Sue Perutz. We will make every effort to resolve the matter in school.
- If the problem still remains unresolved you can meet with a representative of the Local Authority. Contact a member of the SEN department on 01904 554320 or emailing SENdept@york.gov.uk to arrange this.