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SEND and Our Local Offer



Here at Lauriston, we welcome everyone into our community. We recognise learners are individuals with their own strengths and needs and aim to adapt our provision to enable them to achieve their potential across the curriculum. All staff receive regular training to develop their SEN knowledge and skills. We have built strong relationships with a wider range of professionals who provide valuable advice and expertise to help us best support our learners with SEN: including Educational Psychology (EP), Specialist Teacher input, Speech and Language Therapy, School Nurse service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health outreach service (CAMHS), the Re-engagement Unit (REU) and Hackney Ark (Child Psychology & Child Development).

We work collaboratively with parents to promptly identify needs and maintain involvement throughout their child's journey at Lauriston.

We raise awareness for all needs and differences to celebrate their strengths whilst building understanding and empathy.

If you have concerns about your child’s needs or progress, please feel free to contact the school and ask to speak to me.

Safiya Louis

SEND Information Report

Our School’s SEND Information Report explains what we offer children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) throughout their time with us. It explains how we support them on to the next stage of their education. You may also want to read our SEND Policy, a document that gives more detail about our statutory duties and day to day procedures – for example how we plan the most effective support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and how we review their progress.

Hackney Education also publishes a Hackney Local Offer on its website.

This sets out a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEND.

The purpose of our Local Offer is to inform parents and carers about:

  • how we welcome children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (these needs are referred to throughout the document as SEND) into our School;
  • how we support them in all aspects of School life and remove barriers to achievement;
  • how we work in close partnership with parents/carers and children;
  • how we make effective provision for all of our children with SEND.

If you have any queries about information on this website you can contact our School directly. We value parents’ and carers’ opinions and review and refresh our approach accordingly. The next review date for our School’s offer is July 2023.

If you need help:

  • All of our policies are on our website and you can also collect a copy from the office.
  • We are happy to provide additional information or summaries. Please ask the office staff for a meeting with the SENDCo
  • If you would like to talk to a member of staff we will arrange for a member of staff to meet you and answer your questions. Let us know if you need an interpreter or British Sign Language signer. We will do our best to provide this support.

At the Blossom Federation, we aim to maximise children’s achievement by removing barriers to learning through a creative, inclusive curriculum delivered in a safe, stimulating environment. As individual primary schools, we believe we have a key role in society in combating discrimination and promoting fairness, justice and equality through our teaching and in the role models that we offer. As a rights-respecting school we not only teach about rights but we also model rights, responsibilities and respect in all our relationships: between adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best;
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives;
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.