Learning & Development

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Red Lane Primary School is a fully inclusive school with a clear approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to ensure all pupils, regardless of their individual needs achieve their best and become confident individuals living a fulfilling life.

At Red Lane we work hard to meet the individual needs of all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that their needs are met, to give them access to all aspects of the schools life. We ensure pupils have access to a wide range of support services and agencies which operate internally and externally in school.

Support in school;

  • All staff have training in Elklan, Working Memory, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and in other areas of Special Educational Needs

  • We have a Speech and Language Therapist who works in school across all age ranges

  • We work closely with Ladywood Outreach who offer advice, support and strategies for pupils in school

  • We work closely with behaviour support service

  • We have an Educational Psychologist who works to assess pupils in school should this be needed

  • The Inclusion team (made up of the Head of School, SENCO’s, Behaviour Lead, Safeguarding and Attendance Lead) meet on a weekly basis to discuss attainment and progress of SEND pupils

  • We have a school nurse who works with families in school

  • We refer to any other outside agency e.g. Paediatrician, Occupational Therapy to help support our pupils in school

Our parent guides provide useful information but as always we encourage anyone with any questions to contact our school SENCOs, Mrs S Gregory (currently on maternity) and Miss Yapp via the school office 01204 333580 or office@red-lane.bolton.sch.uk

Frequently Asked Questions 

If you have any concerns regarding any aspects of your child’s education, contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance. For further discussions, contact the schools SENCO’s- Mrs S Gregory or Mrs R Brownlee. If the concern is related to a medical issue you may with to speak to your child’s health visitor, the school Nurse or a Doctor.

At Red Lane we believe parents should be fully informed about their child’s progress. Parents/ carers are invited to attend Parents Evenings throughout the year and we offer very much an open door policy to any concerns or issues they have in school. Parents also receive termly reports about their child’s progress and attainment in school. Any child who has an Educational Healthcare Plan have an annual review each year and the SENCO keeps parents fully informed with their child’s progress in school.

At Red Lane the overall well- being of our children is of great importance. The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead who is fully trained. The school has trained first aiders to deal with medical incidents. The school also has a counsellor who works with children in school and also ‘The Hub’ which supports all children in school.

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