Our SEN Department

Our School philosophy is:

All members of staff, in conjunction with the authorities, (Governing Body and Local Authority) have a responsibility to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to attain their maximum potential in all aspects of the curriculum.  Students are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum (incorporating personalised provision), and their relative progress will be recorded, valued and reviewed.

(Taken from SEN Policy)

SEN Drop In

Thursday 3.15 – 4:00pm

You will be able to speak to Mrs Vann or Mrs Hallam

10 minute sessions - no appointment necessary.

LSA’s Foundation Learning Programme (FLP)


Our school Foundation Learning Programme is known as “Step Up” and offers students in KS4 a personalised learning programme which includes functional skills qualifications in Maths, English and IT and vocational qualifications, in addition to their subject options. The qualifications are offered at Entry Levels 1 – 3 and Level 1 which, depending on the subject, can be achieved at Award, Certificate or Diploma. The aim is for the students to progress to further learning, apprenticeships and ultimately employment.


Students requiring Step Up will be identified at various stages during KS3, and definitely prior to transition to KS4. Identification will be made using a range of criteria such as those not ready to undertake Level 2 study in Maths and/or English, those with specific learning needs, college recommendation and, most importantly, the students themselves. Provision will be evaluated on a regular basis to ensure their needs are being met.


The following will be included in the Programme:

  • Functional skills in Maths, English and IT.
  • Princes Trust Employability Course – Core units to be covered, Career planning, Work experience and optional units are Participating in Sport, Supporting others in the community and Personal Project.  These qualifications are also done from Entry level 1 to Level 1.
  • Students then opt for 2 other courses at GCSE level, options chosen by students include:
  • PE
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Resistant Materials
  • Art
  • Food Tech
  • Geography
  • IT
  • Drama

In addition students will undertake studies in Science, RS and core PE.  Students will also be given a number of careers opportunities including visits to Further Education Establishments, guest speakers and specific work experience.

Family Information Directory Newsletter

Supporting parents and students with special educational needs - https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/getting-help/family-information-network-directory/

SEN and Disability Local Offer: Secondary Settings