Special Educational Needs and Disability Information

Tonacliffe Primary School is a caring and inclusive school with a deep belief that every child matters. Our aim is to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children and families feel happy and secure. We want every child to be engaged actively in their learning, knowing they are cared for and supported throughout.


At Tonacliffe, we value each child as an individual for their personal strengths, talents and achievements. We believe that all children are unique and that their qualities should be celebrated. In addition to this, we believe that it is our duty to do our very best to meet individual needs, whether these are centred on academic learning; physical and sensory development; speech, language and communication needs or social and emotional development.


All staff are committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable all children to be included fully in all aspects of school life. Our vision is for all children to be respected and to be seen to have the potential to improve.

The children’s wellbeing is at the centre of school life and the key to enjoying success. This is supported by high expectations and by developing personal awareness, creativity and social understanding. We aim to develop confident children who are proud of who they are and who see a world full of possibilities.


Best outcomes for all children, not just those with SEND, are achieved when school and parents are able to work together, sharing information in a transparent and supportive manner. We believe that parents are the first educator of the child and therefore play a crucial role in their development.


We welcome all children whatever the differences in their abilities and behaviours. We work with children, parents and outside agencies to ensure that their different needs are understood, with the correct provision being provided.

Lancashire SEND Partnership


Read the latest news from across the SEND Partnership:

In this edition, we share the new vision, values and strategy for the SEND Partnership. There's also an update from the Parent Carer Forum and reports from recent engagement events.

Parents, carers and young people - keep up to date with events taking place across Lancashire for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities by accessing the Local Offer Facebook page.

LCC Personal Outcome Evaluation Tool (POET Survey)

Message from Lancashire SEND


Dear Parent Carers

Lancashire County Council (LCC) is proposing to end the Lancashire Break Time (LBT) service from 1 September 2019. This means short breaks for parents and carers and LBT activities for children and young people would no longer be available from this date.

This proposal is part of a number of budget options currently being considered by Lancashire County Councillors.

LCC is asking the public, staff and partner organisations to give their views by clicking this link

Printed questionnaires are available on request, please ring 01772 532509 or email Your views and comments will be included in the report Lancashire County Council's Cabinet will consider when making the final decision on these proposals.


28 January to 25 March 2019 - 8 week consultation period

16 May 2019 - report the consultation outcomes to Cabinet

From September 2019 - LBT is proposed to cease


Kind regards

Gareth Jenkins

Communications and Engagement Lead

Lancashire SEND Partnership

Information, Advice and Support Team

Family Information Network Directory (FIND)

Help for parents and carers with children who have special educational needs and disabilities through Lancashire County Council.

FIND Support Services

FIND Drop in sessions

Friday 15th November is a non uniform day in exchange for bottle donations for the Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support.