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Shakespeare Primary School is a place where individual differences are valued, where varying needs and each person's potential to learn and grow is realised. Meeting the needs of those pupils with a range of different strengths and needs is a core part of our educational vision.


Shakespeare Primary School is committed to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We expect every child with SEND to receive a full and enriching education to enable them to achieve their potential. This is so that they can make a successful and happy transition into adulthood, whether that is accessing employment, further education or training.


We involve external experts whenever necessary to improve our offer and ensure that children’s needs are identified and met as quickly as possible. We similarly ensure that staff have the relevant training and support to ensure that best practice is used with regard to SEND. Teachers, support staff and the inclusion team have frequent and open communication ensuring that the school community works together to implement plans and provide for children with SEND.


At every step of this process, we aim to involve parents and families and build trusting and open relationships. It is important that we work as a team to ensure the best outcomes for all children.


We aim to empower children by recognising and harnessing their strengths, gifts and



“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding” - Robert John Meehan


We have a vibrant, caring and supportive Inclusion team headed by Miss Dale.

They ensure the following:

  • That the right support is put into place for your child. This can take the form of in-class support and/or targeted individual/group support.
  • Liaise with teaching staff to ensure they are aware of your child’s needs and that appropriate strategies and adaptations have been put in place.
  • Work closely with parents to share progress and targets with the opportunity to arrange an appointment whenever necessary.
  • When appropriate, to work with other professionals e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, etc.


We will do everything we can to ensure that your child makes good progress within the framework of the school curriculum and beyond.

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Please find below our School's Special Educational Needs & Disability Policy.  This section also includes our Local Offer regarding the arrangements we have in school for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  For further information please contact Michelle Dale our School's SENCO on 01253 872887 or via email ( ).


For your information we have also included a copy of Lancashire County Council's Local Offer and our School's Policy for Looked After Children.