Special Educational Needs
Our SENDCo is Mrs Jane Walpole and you can arrange to speak to her using the following contact details
Telephone: 01253 761531
As part of the regulations set out by the Code of Practice (Sept 2014) all SENDCOs should have completed the National Award for SENDCOs within 3 years of appointment as SENDCO. Please see more about what we offer our families and children below.
Blackpool's Local SEND offer can be found HERE and The Graduated Approach Toolkit website information is available HERE
Blackpool has a Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service called SENDIASS
They aim to encourage and develop partnerships between children, young people, parents and carers, schools, Blackpool council and anyone who may be involved in working to identify, assess and meet the special educational needs of children and young people 0-25 years, who live in Blackpool.
They can provide you with free impartial, information, advice and support on the following:
• Education matters
• Local policy
• Personal budgets
• Preparation for adulthood
• The law on SEND and equality
• The EHCP process
• Support at meeting (attendance subject to availability)
• Filling in forms
• Understanding reports and letters
• Resolving disagreements including disagreement resolution, mediation and tribunal
• Links to local parent support groups and forums.
They can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 01253 477083 or by post at:
PO BOX 4
Blackpool FY1 1NA
Parents may also wish to view Blackpool Council’s Family Information Service for further advice and support for children with SEN/D: