My name is Mrs Louise Lyons and I am the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at The Parkgate Academy.
As SENCO I support the staff by coordinating specific groups and provision to ensure your child achieves their potential. We want to work in partnership with you to effectively support your child in school.
If you have any worries about your child’s specific needs please talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. I am also happy to meet with you and can often help you to find the right service in the community to help with particular issues. I am available every morning. Alternatively please call the school office to arrange an appointment.
Please refer to the ‘Local Offer’ page to find out more about how The Parkgate Academy supports children with SEND.
The government has listened to what parents say about their experiences of what services are like and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the Local Offer.
Local authorities and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents and young people will set out what is normally available to help children with lower-level SEN, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
You can read detailed information about how The Parkgate Academy can help your child if he or she has Special Educational needs and/or disablilities in the following Parkgate SEND Local Offer Policy below.
The Parkgate Academy funds the ‘Think Children’ service who deliver play therapy/ social emotional support.
If you feel that your child would benefit from this support then please speak to Mrs Clifford. Your child’s teacher may discuss this with you if they feel this support would benefit your child.