Special Educational Needs

Our SEND Lead is Lorna Harper you can contact her via the school phone on 0151 428 6295 or via email BishopMartinSENCO@ldst.org.uk

At Bishop Martin we are devoted to developing and enriching the lives of children. To achieve this, teachers regularly adapt their teaching and learning activties so that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Bishop Martin have a holistic approach when identifying the needs of children with SEND. The SENCo ensures the needs of all children are addressed by following the SEND Code of Practice and by keeping inclusion at the heart of this process.

Bishop Martin liaise with a wide variety of external agencies to support the provision in place for children with SEND, these include:

How we handle complaints from parents/carers of pupils with SEND about SEND provision. 

Any complaints should first be raised with the SENCO, then if necessary with the Executive Headteacher and finally, if unresolved, with the SEND Governor. All complaints follow the school’s complaints procedure. 

Managing parental complaints related to SEND (any of the following may apply) 

  • Meetings with the parents/carers are arranged, perhaps involving a mediator such as the ‘Information, Advice and Support Service’ (currently Parent Partnership). 

  • Key issues are identified including where there is agreement.

  • Discussions should take place with the SENCO.

  • Reports provided by outside agencies should be considered. 

  • Outcomes are reviewed examining what progress the pupil has made.

Please find below important documents regarding our SEND provision. 


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