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 Carr – our SENDCo & Inclusion Leader

Our SEND team is made up of Mrs Carr (SENDCo and Inclusion Leader), 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 Carr can be contacted by emailing Please be aware that while staff regularly check their email, due to the busy nature of the school day, we cannot always read messages or reply to them immediately, especially during teaching hours. If you have an urgent query please contact the office who will be able to pass your message along.

You will find our SEND Report below, and our SEND & Inclusion Policy, Accessibility Plan and other documents relating to SEND provision on the School Policies page.

SEND Report 2023-2024

York Local Offer

For information about the provisions in and across York for children with special educational needs and disabilities, please see the SEND local offer in York on the website.

Raise York and York SEND Local Offer websites

The Raise York site is part of the city’s new network of Family Hubs; a project funded by the Department for Education to bring together organisations supporting children and families in a ‘one stop shop’. The aim is to make it easier to get advice, help and support on a wide range of topics including infant feeding, mental health support, health visits and parenting classes.  In partnership with Raise, York SEND Local Offer ( has also relaunched onto its own site. The new website site provides a dedicated resource for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, their families and the professionals working with them.

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 to arrange this.