Special Educational Needs and Disability at Lovers’ Lane Primary School


At Lovers’ Lane Primary and Nursery School, we believe that each pupil has individual and unique needs. However, some pupils require more support than others in certain areas. We acknowledge that a significant proportion of pupils will have special educational needs and /or a disability (SEND) at some time in their school career. Many of these pupils may require help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period  to help them overcome more temporary needs. If these pupils are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly. At Lovers’ Lane we aim to provide all pupils with strategies for dealing with their needs in a supportive environment and to give the children meaningful access to the National Curriculum.


Pupils with SEND can fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs


Every effort is made to identify children with SEND early in order for the appropriate level of support and intervention to be given.  Identification is made through ongoing teacher assessments of pupil progress in all areas of their development. Where appropriate, assessment data is used to measure the progress of pupils in reading, writing and mathematics. Once identified the school follows the graduated response to meeting pupil needs as set out in the Special Needs Code of Practice.


Parents are involved at every opportunity from early idenfication of special needs through each stage. Regular termly review meetings are held with parents, teacher and child at TLCs to discuss and agree progress made and decide next steps.


The school has access to a variety of outside agencies that can, upon referral, provide advice and support for pupils.

For Further information please see SEND Code of Practice. If you have any concerns regarding your child please speak to our SENCO.


Our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Graham. She can be contacted via email: agraham@loverslane.notts.sch.uk or using the contact form further down this page. 

SEND Policy 2022-23

 Disability and Access Policy 2022-23

Please find our latest SEND report below:

SEND Report 2021-2022

Local Offer for Lovers’ Lane Primary and Nursery School

Please click on the link below to see our Local Offer via Nottinghamshire County Council:


Message for SENCO (Mrs Graham)

For any queries regarding Special Educational Needs or Disabilities or concerns you have relating to your child, please contact Mrs Graham on agraham@loverslane.notts.sch.uk