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Special Educational Needs at our school


The Special Educational Needs Coordinator at the school is Christine Davies. She can be contacted by telephone on 01474 365303, e-mail – or just pop into the dark green mobile building on the playground to see if she is available – she will always make time to see parents. If however she is in a meeting, the office can book you an appointment later that day or the next day.  We have a strong commitment to involving parents in every aspect of their children’s learning and development.

Here at Lawn primary School we nurture and care for all of our pupils so that they can all reach their full potential and we do this by trying our utmost to cater for their individual needs.

Lawn Primary School has a strong commitment to equality of opportunity.  In all areas of the curriculum, we believe that every pupil has the right to be seen, treated and valued on their own individual merits, free of any prejudice based on assumptions about educational need, disability, religious belief, gender, race, culture, social class or sexual orientation.

We truly believe that each and every child can achieve whether they have additional needs or not. It is our priority to make sure that they are given the correct support and resources so that they can, not only reach their academic goals, but also prepare them for the next steps in their lives. They can then leave our school as confident, well-rounded, sociable young people with the life skills that they need for the world.


Gifted and Talented

At Lawn Primary School we are able to cater for gifted and talented learners in all areas of the curriculum and we have things in place to ensure that these children keep progressing and are stimulated and challenged through their education. Our teachers ensure that they have clear differentiation in their lessons to challenge and embrace their talents even further.


The Local Offer

Under the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25, Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.


The contact details of support services for the parents of pupils with special educational needs, including those for arrangements made in accordance with clause 32 (Parent Partnership Services) - 


Information Advice and Support Kent (IASK), (formerly Kent Parent Partnership Service), provides free, impartial, confidential, advice, support and options around educational issues for parents who have children with special educational needs or disabilities (0-25 years). They empower parents to play an active and informed role in their child’s education. They can be contacted on:

HELPLINE: 03000 41 3000 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).

Office: Oxford Rd, Maidstone ME15 8AW (01622 755515)

Office telephone: 03000 412 412

Office Fax: 01622 671198



Please click on the link below to read more about the Kent Local Offer, or read the file "What is the Local Offer" (Below) or find it on






SEND Report and Policy document can be found on the "Policies page".