Special Educational Needs & Disability


The staff and governors of Kirton Lindsey Primary School provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all the children. The Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum are the starting points for planning that meets the specific needs of individual and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to the children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could be barriers to learning. These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having Special Educational Needs (SEN). Teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children in order to enable them to participate fully in the curriculum and assessment activities.

The four broad areas of Special Educational Need set put in the 2014 Code of Practice are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and/ or physical

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

  • The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
  • You can view the full LA Local Offer by clicking here 

The School SEN Information Report

This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.

Your Child has Special Educational Needs. What can we at Kirton Lindsey Primary School offer you?

At Kirton Lindsey Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.

Please click on the 12 questions below for more information about the Local Offer from Kirton Lindsey Primary School and how we can support your child.

  1. Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)?
  2. What are the different types of support available for children with SEND?
  3. How can I let the school know that I am concerned about my child’s progress at school?
  4. How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s progress at school?
  5. How is extra support allocated to children, and how do they progress in  their learning?
  6. Who are the other people providing services to children with SEND in the school?
  7. How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with SEND and what training do the teachers have?
  8. How will we measure the progress of your child in school?
  9. What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with SEND?
  10. How is Kirton Lindsey Primary School accessible to children with SEND?
  11. How will we support your child when they are joining this school, leaving or moving on to another class?
  12. How will we support your child’s emotional and social development?

To view and download the SEND Information Report or the Accessibility Policy click on the documents below.

Kirton Lindsey Primary School – SEN Policy 2021

Kirton Lindsey Primary School – SEN Information Report 2020

Kirton Lindsey Primary School – Accessibility Policy and Accessibility Plan 2020

Kirton Lindsey Primary School – Accessibility Plan 2020