Special Educational Needs (SEND)

We are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life

At Lanivet Community Primary School we recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and we are dedicated to providing an education which enables them to achieve their full potential.

​We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for every child, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

What do we understand SEND to be?

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they*:
(a) Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or (b) Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.”

SEND Code of Practice 0 to 25, 2015 *the code states ‘he or she’Special Educational Needs can mean that a child or young person has:

  • Communication and interaction needs - difficulty in expressing themselves, understanding what others are saying or difficulties socially interacting with others
  • Cognition and learning needs – difficulties in learning or retaining basic skills or a specific difficulty with reading, writing, mathematics or understanding information
  • Social, emotional and mental health needs – difficulties making friends or relating to adults. Maybe withdrawn, isolated or find regulating their behaviours challenging
  • Sensory and/or physical needs –sensory impairments or difficulties such as those affecting sight or hearing, or physical difficulties which impact on their learning Individual children or young people may have needs that cut across some or all these areas and their needs may change over time.

A child or young person may have needs in more than one area of need. 

We are busy creating a 'Padlet' resource  with links to parent support networks, please do take a look at the link on this page.

If you have a service to link to, please do let us know.


Lanivet SEND Report

Our SEND report give information about how we adapt our curriculum provision to meet individual needs. Information on adaptations within each curriculum area can also be found of our Curriculum subject pages.

Our SEND report is reviewed annually. This can be accessed via the link below.

Policies that support of SEND Practices  

Our SEND Team

The School has a larger than average number of pupils with Education Health Care plans and we have an extend team to support this need.


SENDCO: Mrs Faye Drake - FDrake@lanivet.tpacademytrust.org

Headteacher: Mr Tim Gray - tgray@lanivet.tpacademytrust.org

Chair of Governors: Claire Davies - CDavies@lanivet.tpacademytrust.org

The school also has a Designated Learning Support Assistant for behaviour and emotional needs and a Higher Level SEND Support Assistant who both work closely with our Special Educational Needs Coordinators to support for our pupils with Education Health Care plans.

Mr Gray and Mrs Drake are the designated teachers for Looked after Children, who work with staff to ensure we all understand the implications for those children who are looked after or have been previously looked after.

Our Chair of Governors, Claire Davies, holds the additional role of SEND Governor.

The Local Offer 

Our SEND Information Report is part of Cornwall Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people aged from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).  

This is known as the Local Offer.

The Local Offer outlines what Cornwall Council can offer families and carers in order to support children with SEND. This can be found on this link. www.supportincornwall.org.uk 

This website includes all the support that is available to children and young people in Cornwall (aged 0–25) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Email localoffer@cornwall.gov.uk Telephone: 0800 587 8191 or 01872 323535

Useful Links:

Cornwall SEND Information Advice and Support Service provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support for families of children with SEND www.cornwallsendiass.org.uk

Dyslexia Cornwall provides support and services for dyslexic children and adults of all ages, their parents/families, educators, employers and the wider community. They also provide an outreach service across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. www.dyslexiacornwall.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential. www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

National Autistic Society www.autism.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society www.ndcs.org.uk

Dyspraxia Foundation dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

iCan gives Parents/Carers the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills www.ican.org.uk

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. www.youngminds.org.uk