These pages are intended to help parents and carers understand the way special educational provision is made for pupils in Lancashire schools. The County Council’s approach to inclusive education is part of the overall school improvement strategy.
The responsibility for making whole school special educational needs provision rests with school governing bodies. The County Council provides support to schools to enable schools to remove barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude pupils with special educational needs.
The early identification of children who may have special educational needs, in order that their needs can be met quickly, is a feature of the approach to meeting the needs of children in Lancashire schools. There is also a commitment to strengthen the ability of mainstream schools to meet the needs of pupils with SEN. Alongside this commitment is a recognition of the essential role of special schools as centres of excellence and expertise in meeting the needs of pupils where parents wish this and also in a few instances where special school provision is the only realistic way of providing the full range of education and care requirements that may be needed.
The Locality IDSS SEND Integrated Assessment Teams will work actively with parents, carers and other agencies to ensure that the needs of individual pupils are met.