SEND Information

 

Lord Deramore’s Primary School is committed to inclusion and aspires to engender a sense of community and belonging. All children and families in our school community are equally valued. We aim to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.
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

Mrs Jane Hitchon – our SENDCo & Inclusion Leader

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.

Click to read our 2022-2023 SEND Report

Our link governor for SEND is Sue Perutz.

Mrs Hitchon works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be contacted by emailing jhitchon@lordderamores.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.

Click here for Information about Dyslexia Provision in the South York School Partnership


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

Click to find out more on the Yor-OK website

York SEND Outcome Framework posterYork 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:

  1. Discuss the matter with the class teacher and/or the SENDCo.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.