Special Educational Needs

At Caythorpe Primary School we strive to provide a stimulating and supportive environment which encourages children to; have lively and enquiring minds and helps them to acquire the knowledge and skills. This will assist them in their future education and enable them to make a positive contribution to the society in which they live.

Areas of Need

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. (Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years, 2015)

This difficulty or disability may include one or more of the following four broad areas of need:

• Communication and interaction

• Cognition and learning

• Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

• Sensory and/or physical needs

We aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children and we aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community.
At Caythorpe primary School we offer a range of interventions which are flexible to meet the needs of our pupils.
ELSA at Caythorpe
 ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants. They are teaching assistants who have had special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work. ELSAs help children and young people learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them.
Please refer to our Local Offer document below which aims to answer any questions you may have on Caythorpe Primary School's SEND Provision.

Please find the Lincolnshire Local Offer here:

Our SEND Policy includes admission and access arrangements for pupils with SEND.