Lifton Primary School is an inclusive mainstream primary school. We work hard to ensure high levels of achievement, effective learning and progress and development for all pupils regardless of any special educational need. We are committed to inclusion and to meeting the needs of each individual. We aim to provide the highest quality education for all children, using resources strategically and effectively. 

We monitor the progress of all pupils. Some children with special educational needs can be identified at birth. Other difficulties only become apparent as children grow and develop. We aim to distinguish between those pupils who may need some support within the classroom and within the differentiated curriculum and those pupils with special educational needs. Pupils have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability that calls for special educational provision to be made; this is provision which is additional to, or different from, that which is normally available in a differentiated curriculum. In consultation with parents/carers, support for pupils with special educational needs is agreed. This is informed by further assessment to identify barriers to learning and to provide further information regarding the nature of the child’s difficulties. 

 Mrs Tanya Clark is our SENDCO and is responsible for coordinating SEND provision across the school. 

 The assistant SENDCO in our foundation unit is Mrs Victoria Kinger.

All class teachers are responsible for the day to day needs of SEND children in their class. 

Please refer to the documents and links below for further information.


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SEND Report.

SEND Policy.

Glossary of terms.

Devon's SEND Local Offer -

Devon, Information, Advice and Support service (DIAS) supports parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Please click the link for more information and to find out about what resources and support they can offer.