Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


Hello, my name is Miss Laura Pearson, I am the SENCo for Linton-on-Ouse Primary School & Nursery.  I completed my NASENCo Award in June 2020 and have worked in inclusion in my previous schools. Please come and have a chat if you wish to discuss your child’s needs, or you can contact me via the school office on 01347 848234 


Our SEND governor is Kelly Kirby. She is responsible for making sure that the necessary support is made for any child with additional needs.

Some of our pupils may need a little extra help and this is where our Special Educational Needs and Disability support comes in. We strive to ensure that each child with additional needs is offered support that is tailored to meet their needs. At Linton-On-Ouse Primary School and Nursery all staff work closely with children, parents/carers and where appropriate outside agencies to develop each child's individual support package.  

Our SEND Information Report and policy outlines how we identify, support and monitor the progress of children with additional needs, following the graduated approach.

If you are a parent, or carer, and you are looking to move your child to our school and have any questions about our SEND provisions please feel free to email or telephone the school and ask for me. 

To view our local offer click on this link-  https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/send-local-offer 

The website for SENIASS which is a is a free confidential and impartial information, advice and support service for parents/carers as well as young people themselves https://sendiassnorthyorkshire.co.uk/ 

At Linton-On-Ouse Primary School and Nursery we strive to meet the needs of all pupils to allow them to achieve to the best of their ability, whilst feeling happy and safe within our care. We support all areas of need and believe that staff, parents and outside agencies should all work together and with the children to identify needs and offer support. The four broad areas of need identified in the SEN Code of Practice (2015) are: 

There are a number of ways in which we can identify special educational needs:

Observation and assessment by class teachers: If our teachers think your child may not be making their age expected progress and consider this may be due to a special educational need, they will discuss this with you and with our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo). Our SENDCo may then carry out observations, implement more specific assessments and gather further information from school and home. This information will be used to help put in place the support required to best meet your child’s learning needs.

Parental/Carer input: Parents/Carers know their children best. If you tell us you think your child has a special educational need, your class teacher will discuss this with you and the SENCO  (Miss Pearson). From this we will discuss what is required moving forward in order to put in place the best support required to meet your child's needs. 

We follow the graduated approach at Linton-On-Ouse Primary School and Nursery: 

Assess- Identify and assess your child's needs. 

Plan- The best way to support your child's need. Parents/carers and child are involved in this.

Do- Implement the support from their plan.

Review- Review the effectiveness of the support and discuss further targets, provision, strategies and support that the child may need. Parents/carers and children are involved in this.  

SEND Policy 23-24.pdf

SEND Policy 2023-2024

SEN info report Sept 2023 Final.pdf

SEND Information Report 2023


LOOPS Accessiblity plan 2022 Sept 23 FINAL.pdf

Accessibility Plan 2023