Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo)
The SENDCo provides leadership and professional guidance, working closely with pupils, parents and carers, staff and other agencies. The SENDCo promotes person-centred, inclusive practice in which the interests and needs of pupils with SEN and/or Disabilities are at the heart of everything that they do.
The SENDCo is aware of provision offered through the Derbyshire Local Offer (see link below) and works with professionals to provide support to families to ensure that children with SEND receive appropriate support and high quality teaching, make at least good progress and achieve good outcomes.
At Langley Mill Church of England Infant School and Nursery the school SENDCO is Mrs Claire Goulding.
Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Governor
All governing bodies have important statutory duties towards pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Governing bodies should, with the Headteacher and SENDCo, decide the school’s general policy and approach to meeting pupils’ special educational needs / disabilities for those with and without EHC plans.
Under the provisions of the Education Act, governors and local authorities have a duty to do their best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for pupils with SEND and must have regard to the SEND Code of Practice.
Most governing bodies appoint a link governor to have specific oversight of the school’s arrangements and provision for meeting SEND. The governor is the link between the governing body and the school in relation to pupils with SEND.
At Langley Mill Church of England Infant School and Nursery the link governor for SEND is Reverend Karen Padley.