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DfE SEND guide for parents and carers

In their Fact sheet for schools on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms, the DfE state the following:  

"The SEN information Report and the Local Offer are two separate documents.

"The Local Offer is a statutory requirement on local authorities to develop and publish information setting out the support they expect to be available for children and young people with SEND.  The SEN Information report is a statutory requirement on governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and proprietors of Academies to publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body's or the proprietor's policy for pupils with SEND.

The statutory requirement on schools to publish information about the implementation of their SEN policy means that they must have one, although there is no requirement to publish it as a separate stand-alone document."  DfE SEN funding overview document......".


Nelson St Philip's Church of England Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding. We are committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for our children and, where there are child welfare concerns, we take action to address them. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies and practise apply to all staff, governors and volunteers who work in our school. To view these policies please click on the Key information section of the menu bar above.

School & Local Community


SEN Information Report 2019

Lancashire Local Offer

Lancashire Local Offer Facebook Page

CAF - The Family Guide

SEND Policy March 2019

Parents SEND Leaflet 

Family Information Network Directory (FIND)

Provision Map 2019-20

Special Educational Needs at

St. Philip’s CE Primary School, Nelson.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs C. Ashton,  and our SEN Governor is Miss Sheila Spencer.  Children who have been identified as having special needs fall into several categories; these are children whose needs are “different from and additional to those which can be addressed through normal classroom differentiation.” Mrs Ashton and Mrs Ellidge ensure that provision is made for all children who are identified as having special educational needs. A record of these children is kept by the school and it is reviewed and updated at least 4 times a year.

We aim to identify pupils of all ability who are underachieving at the earliest opportunity. This is done by a number of in-school assessment and review methods but parental concerns about their child’s progress will always be taken into consideration. Often, their needs can be met through differentiation and intervention programmes. However, it is sometimes necessary to make additional provision through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and, at this point, additional records are kept. Parents are informed before any such action is taken and consulted at regular intervals thereafter to review progress.

All children are given full access to the National Curriculum and are included and encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, whatever their additional needs. Further details of the procedures are set out in the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy (SEND Policy), a copy of which is available above click the link.

Mrs Ashton and Mrs Ellidge are happy to discuss any issues raised; if you would like to meet with either of them, please contact school.

SEN Information Report

If you require further information about how St Philip’s provides special needs provision and support please click the following link

SEN Information Report 2019