SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
At Lound Academy we believe in an inclusive education for all children.
We work as a team with parents/carers and specialist professionals to ensure that our care, support and provision is of the highest standard. Children’s strengths are highlighted and their views and aspirations are important.
Every class teacher has responsibility for all the children in their class who have special educational needs. They work closely with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to plan the best provision for the children. This is implemented through a graduated approach in line with the Sheffield Inclusion Strategy via the Local Offer. Please use this link to find out more:
The SENCOs at Lound are: Louise Foster and Catherine Cotterill.
They are happy to answer any questions you may have and can be contacted through the school office on 0114 2462181 or via the school email addresses:
Please read the documents below to find out more about how children with special educational needs are supported at Lound.
Here is a link to Sheffield City Council’s website which details how parents/carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities can apply for a place at Lound:
SENDIAS is a statutory service, provided by Sheffield City Council which offers impartial, confidential information, advice and support to parents/carers of children with SEND. Here is a link to their details:
Sheffield Parent Carer Forum is an independent group of parents/carers of children with SEND and they offer mutual support, exchange information and influence policy:
If you wish to complain about the support that your child has been offered by the school in respect of their Special Educational Needs or Disability, we would hope to be able to deal with that informally through discussion with class teachers, head teacher or the Special Needs Coordinator - please get in touch with them. If that doesn't resolve the issue we have details of our full complaints procedure on the website in Key Information/Policies. If your complaint relates to decisions concerning a child's Education Health Care Plan you may be able to appeal through the SEN Tribunal process. Please contact SENDSARS - Sheffield City Council's SEND Advisory and Review Service: