Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

sendco@williamlaw.peterborough.sch.uk

Hello! I am Mrs Paterson, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo).
My role here at William Law begins with managing those children who have been identified as needing additional support within the classroom.  This may be due to a diagnosed learning need, or a need that has been identified by either the teachers or yourselves as parent.

My primary aim is to ensure the correct provision is being delivered to your child during their time with us and this comes in many forms, all of which can be seen in greater detail in our SEND Information report (insert the link as a click to open)

Another of my key beliefs is collaboration.  Working together will always achieve more so I aim to provide good levels of communication between myself, teachers, professionals and parents to ensure that each child is getting the support they need.  As with any relationship however there is undoubtedly times when disagreement occurs, but through open, honest discussions I hope to find a resolve between any upset parties.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, their learning or their development that cannot be answered by their class teacher, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Paterson

 

Complaints about SEND provision 

We urge parents / carers with any concerns regarding the SEND policy or the provision made for their child to speak to the academy as soon as possible and, in the first instance, to the class teacher or the SENCO.  If parents / carers feel their child's needs are still not being met they should make an appointment to see the Headteacher.  If concerns are still unresolved parents / carers may wish to engage with PDET’s Complaints policy procedures.  

NB - any issue relating to statutory SEN assessments should be pursued with the relevant Local Authority and not via PDET’s Complaints policy.   

If parents / carers require further advice / support, they should use the local Information, Advice and Support Service for Special Educational Needs and Disability SENDIASS:  

Local Offer Impartial Information Advice and Support | Peterborough Information Network

Useful links for parents and carers:

Peterborough's Local Offer Family Voice SEND Partnership Service

Information about all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families

A parent & carer forum with signposting to local support and of children and young people with SEND

Information, impartial advice and support to parents/carers of and children/young people who have SEND

Please click on the link to view our SEND Policy: View SEND Policy

Please click on the link to view our latest Information Report: View Information Report