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Great Harwood Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high-quality education. We believe that all children, including those identified as having a special educational need or a disability (SEND) have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We are proud of the fact that we are an inclusive school, and all our children are special and individual. 


What are special educational needs? 


A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. This may be:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, mental and emotional health
  • Sensory/physical


Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting.

Are you concerned about your child’s progress?


Our SENDCO is Mrs Mack.  She can be contacted through the school office.

Telephone: 01254 880810



Our school governor for SEND is Mrs Heal. She can be contacted through the school office. 

Telephone: 01254 880810



For more information these websites and organisations may be able to offer further advice or assistance. 


Lancashire County Councils SEND Partnership


Lancashire SEND Partnership - Lancashire County Council


Lancashire County Councils Education Health Care Plan Process 


EHC plans - Lancashire County Council


The Government's SEND support guide 


SEND support: easy-read guide for parents - GOV.UK (


Special Educational Needs and Disability Independent Support Service (SENDISS)




The SEND Jungle website offers parents a wealth of advice and guidance. Please read to gain your own independent information. 


Jungle SEND Website


Lancashire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND.


Lancashire SEND IAS (Information, advice and support team)


Please read the documents below to find additional information about SEND provision at our school.

Family Information Network Directory