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Lawnside Academy



  • to create a learning environment that meets the special educational needs of each child;
  • to ensure that the special educational needs of children are identified, assessed and provided for from the earliest possible age;
  • to ensure that all partners in the process of meeting a child’s individual needs understand and fulfil their responsibilities;
  • to ensure, in particular, that all school staff understand and fulfil their roles and responsibilities in providing for children's special educational needs;
  • to have the highest expectations of the progress in learning which can be achieved by all individual pupils, regardless of their individual needs;
  • to enable all children, including those with SEN, to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum, and to maximise their learning and achievement;
  • to ensure that parents or carers are able to play their part in supporting their child's education;
  • to ensure that our children have a voice in deciding how their individual needs might best be met;
  • to ensure that all necessary resources are made available to meet pupils’ individual needs.


Lawnside Academy's SEND Co-ordinator is Mrs. Hanmer. She can be contacted via the school office on either 01767 312313 or



Please click on the files below to read Lawnside's SEN Policy and SEN information Report.