Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School
Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand
Kent County Council are the admissions authority for Lady Joanna Thornhill and we abide strictly by their admissions code. We will never discriminate against a prospective pupil based on their Special Educational Need or Disability. As with any child who may be joining our school we would always work in advance with parents and carers and any other agencies that may be involved to ensure that we can best meet a child’s needs from the moment that they arrive at the school.
We actively work to ensure that pupils with Special Needs and Disabilities are not treated less favourably than other pupils. Amongst the measures deployed to ensure that this is the case, are:
Special Educational Needs and Disability
As of September 1st 2014 a new Code of Practice for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities was introduced by the Government with statutory guidance for schools, following changes made the "Children and Families Act 2014"
Part of the changes made include a requirement that all the local authorities produce a "Local Offer" outlining what the authority offer to support children with SEND. You can find this by clicking on the following link:
SEND enquiries Mr Alex Devlin, SENCo firstname.lastname@example.org / 01233 812781
Complaints about SEN provision
Complaints about SEN provision in our school should be made to the class teacher in the first instance. If having done so a person needs further advice, then they should refer to the school’s complaints policy and arrange to meet the SENCO and/or the headteacher. The parents of pupils with disabilities have the right to make disability discrimination claims to the first-tier SEND tribunal if they believe that our school has discriminated against their children. They can make a claim about alleged discrimination regarding: