Langdale CofE School
Langdale CE Primary School is a small village school situated in the centre of the Lake District. It is surrounded by extensive woodland in the village of Chapel Stile in the Great Langdale Valley. We aim to make learning adventurous, to equip children with the attitudes and aptitudes to succeed in life, and to give them connections and understanding of the wider world.
There are three learning groups: Early Years (3-5 year olds), Years 1, 2 and 3 (6-8 year olds) and Years 4, 5 and 6 (9-11 year olds).
The school makes a virtue of using its unique setting to create a rich, motivating and unforgettable curriculum for the children there. We also make extensive use of the local community to enrich and support the work of the school and children’s learning. We have links with several other small schools working with them on various projects. As in common with many village schools we are a voluntary aided Church of England School, with good links with our local church. OfSTED last inspected us in 2012, and found the school to be good, with behaviour and safety being outstanding.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Langdale CE Primary School
- LA22 9JE
- Contact Name
- Mrs L Turley
- Contact Telephone
- 015394 37204
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Primary (5-10 years)
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
In this small school children work in small classes and teaching groups with high staff to pupil ratios. Teaching and support staff are very experienced in identifying and helping children with special needs. Areas of expertise include hearing impairment, dyslexia and autism. All of our children are regularly assessed which helps us to identify those children who need additional help and/or support. As well as parents' evenings we have an open door policy for parents to discuss any concerns they may have with the class teacher, SENDCo and headteacher.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
We run nursery sessions for children from 3 years old so that they are already familiar with school when they start. Before your child starts school the early years staff will make a home visit where you can discuss any concerns you may have. Small class sizes help children settle in quickly. In our happy school environment children are valued and supported as individuals. Any problems or concerns can be immediately addressed.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
As far as possible we like children with SEND to participate in class lessons, supported by differentiated tasks and teaching, specialist equipment and one-to-one adult support if appropriate. We also provide a range of small group interventions as necessary. Staff have been trained in Reading Intervention, Maths Recovery, teaching pupils with SpLD, teaching children with hearing impairment, teaching children with autism and Mindfulness.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
Parents are always welcome into school to discuss a child's needs. Parent's evenings are held termly. If outside agencies are involved parents will be included in all discussions.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
We care deeply about every young persons overall well-being. Being a small school offers us the opportunity to really know and understand the pupils in our setting and we are quick to identify and address issues around well-being.
- What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
The school has carried out an access audit to ensure that the building is accessible to all. We use local authority specialist teachers for advice and support.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
Staff have been trained in Reading Intervention, teaching pupils with SpLD, hearing impairment and autism, Maths Recovery and Mindfulness.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
It is our policy to include all children in all activities as far as is possible.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?
To comply with current legislation and good practice EA Audits undertook an accessibility audit. All priority A actions have been resolved and we will continue to try and improve both physical access and access to the curriculum. The school building is single storey and we aim to reduce or eliminate any barriers to access and allow full participation in the school community for all current and prospective pupils.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
We have close ties with local secondary schools. For children with SEND, extra visits and liaison meetings can be arranged as appropriate. Transition opportunities are planned with the secondary school.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
We are well equipped with special needs resources. Particular resources recommended by specialist teachers to meet individual needs can be accessed through the special needs budget.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
The needs of all children are discussed regularly at staff meetings. Any decisions about support that children may need is openly discussed with parents and a graduated approach is adopted.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
We like to include the parents as much as possible in their children's education. We operate an open door policy for parents to discuss any concerns and share successes.