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SEND & Looked After Children

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Mrs Myra Winch - SENDCo (Lead Teacher)
Mrs Myra Winch – SENDCo (Lead Teacher)

Nanstallon School strives to be inclusive and committed to meeting the needs of all pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  We are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all our pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress throughout their time at Nanstallon School.

In line with our vision, we believe that every child has the right to the same education regardless of need or disability. We will ensure that children with SEND engage in all regular activities of the school as far as is reasonably possible.  In meeting our responsibilities, we will follow the SEND Code of Practice.

You can access our current policy on the link below this line.

SEN Policy 2023 24

We check the progress of all children closely to ensure we are providing timely support and intervention as necessary.  We believe in the importance of early identification and intervention.  We are a dyslexia friendly school having previously achieved ‘Dyslexia Friendly Status’ and re-accreditation.

How We Teach Dyslexia: A Guide for Parents, Staff & Governors

As per our vision statement, our staff team are motivated to provide the best teaching, experiences, environment and opportunities regardless of background or circumstance including those with SEND. We liaise with our pupils, parents and the necessary professionals closely to ensure the best possible outcomes for all our children.

The contact name for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Nanstallon School is Mrs Myra Winch. Please use the contact details published at the foot of the page to contact her should you have any questions or concerns about your child during their time at our school.

For further information and provision provided please read our school offer.

School offer – 2023-24

School offer – 2022-23

We publish an Information Report annually (see below).

SEND Information Report 22-23

SEND Information Report 21-22

SEND Information Report 20-21


Cornwall’s Local Offer

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

Linked Policies to the SEND policy:

Accessibility Plan

Staff Code of Conduct Policy

Positive Behaviour for Learning Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Diversity and Equality Policy

Safeguarding Child Protection Policy

Looked After & Post Looked After Children (LAC & PLAC)

Every child deserves the best start in life.  Research shows that Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children have a high level of needs stemming from their experiences.

  • If your child has been previously looked after in England prior to being permanently placed, your child has the right to priority admission to the school that you think would best meet their needs.
  • Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) is additional funding that is available to schools where there are pupils from Reception to Year 11 who were previously looked after in England or Wales.
  • The Virtual School supports children who are looked after or previously looked after to safeguard that their school and professionals are meeting their needs.
  • Your child will have access to a designated teacher, who at our school is Mr Stephenson, who can help ensure they are effectively supported.

Designated Teacher Policy

A guide for parents and carers – Meeting the Needs of Adopted & Permanently Placed Children.

A Guide for Parents and Carers