Special Educational Needs and Disability


Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinators: Miss N. Haworth and Mrs. K. Davis

Contact School Tel: 01282 616669             Email: pastoral@blacko.lancs.sch.uk 

Please do not hesitate to contact me on the details above or in school if you would like to discuss your child's progress, IEP, intervention or anything else related to Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.



Special Educational Needs and Disability Governor: Mrs Hilary Wilson



At Blacko Primary School we work with children and their families who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum and provision is tailored to meet individual children’s needs. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability and to successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum, we are committed to:


• Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension).

• Access to ICT.

. A range of teaching and learning styles.

• Additional in class support.

• Additional out of class support.

• Flexible groupings (including small group work).

• An innovative and supportive curriculum.

• The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions.

• Mentoring and counselling.

• A broad range of extra-curricular activities.

• Assessment procedures that emphasise children’s strengths and achievements.



For further information please see out SEND Information Report below along with our school SEND Policy, Accessibility Plan and Local Offer.


  Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report - November 2019 - Currently being updated


  Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy - November 2019 - Currently being updated


  2020-2022 Accessibility Plan 



Available Services


  Local Offer November 2019 - Currently being updated


  Lancashire's Local Offer


Medical Forms

  Medical Needs Update Form

  Medicine Administration Form


Parent Partnerships


  Parent Partnership Service


The FIND Directory as part of the Parent Partnership Service at Lancashire County Council is a statutory service that offers information, help and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities [SEND].

The service has a role in making sure that parents and carers views are heard and understood and that these views inform local policy and practice.


Parent Partnership Services can help you by:

  • Giving accurate and neutral information about Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) assessment policies and procedures.
  • Arranging a face-to-face meeting to explain the SEND documentation.
  • Assisting you to complete the Parental Advice Forms.
  • Explaining the content of Statements of SEND.
  • Accompanying you on visits to schools so that you can make informed decisions about your preference.
  • Liaising between you, school and Lancashire County Council's Special Educational Needs Support Service  [SENDSS] regarding a child's special educational needs.



Further Support


Who can I contact for further information or if I have any issues or concerns?

The first point of contact for anything related to your child’s education is the class teacher. We encourage parents not to wait for the next formal opportunity to meet but to contact us on an ongoing basis. Or, the SENDCo/senior leaders can be contacted directly to discuss your concerns.


  FIND Summer 2020 Newsletter


 .   FIND Spring 2020 Newsletter


  FIND Winter 2019 Newsletter



Supporting Children with ASD during COVID-19

Sensory Circuits for the home

NHS-Motor Skills Circuit

Autism and Family Life

Sparklebox-Emotion fans and resources

Autism-Self isolation guidance and resources.

Speech and Language 

 Speech and Language games for kids

 Free Makaton resources for use at home

Sensory Impairments 

 National Deaf Children Society

 What support is available for children with sight impairment during COVID- 19?

 Audible - Free audio books for children 

Positive Mental Health

 Anxiety Resource Pack

 Supporting Young People's Mental Healthy Through Periods of Disruption

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

 British Dyslexia Association 

 SpLD Trust 

 BDA 'How i can help my child'

General SEND Resources

 POINT - Links to useful websites

 Home learning resources

 BBC 'Bring the Noise' Interactive music games for EYFS

 Music and movement - Family fun in a tin!

The SEN Resource Blog - YouTube

Triple P Parenting


If you have any complaints about any SEN issues, please contact the SENDCo or the Head Teacher if appropriate.