The Disability and special educational needs coordinator (DSENco) at Looe Primary Academy is Mr Jonathan Smith and our SEND governor is Lucy Finnimore. As a school we encourage parents to take any concerns or questions about their child initially to the class teacher who will liaise with Mr Smith.

If you would like to contact Mr Smith, please contact him at the school on 01503 262172 to discuss any concerns or to organise a meeting with him. Alternatively, you can email Mr Smith at

In this section you will find Looe Primary's DSEN policy and DSEN offer for this academic year and a DSEN information report on the previous academic year

At Looe Primary we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different.  For some children this may mean that they have Special Educational Needs. In terms of what we offer children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, it is important to emphasise that, as much as possible, this provision is designed by the relevant staff members working alongside the child, the child’s family and, where necessary, outside agencies* (e.g. a Speech and Language Therapist or an Educational Psychologist).

The school offers many different forms of additional provision. This can include: additional in-class support; additional out-of-class support; one-to-one support; flexible groupings (including small group work); access to specific resources; and access to a wide range of outside agencies*. Additional provision and intervention programmes are monitored and discussed regularly to ensure that the pupil is making expected or better than expected progress and whether the provision is successful or needs changing. The staff in Looe Primary are kept up to date with training and the latest developments in SEN education and how to ensure excellent rates of progress for the pupils.

We ensure that all our extra-curricular activities, including residential trips, are adapted for children’s specific needs. We are delighted that our pupils with Special Educational Needs are confident and happy to participate fully in school trips, residentials, extra-curricular clubs, creative and performance events, sports teams and school committees.

If you have any queries about our local offer please contact the school.

Cornwall's SEND Local Offer
Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer describes the provision that is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer helps families by gathering in one place, the information that they need to know in order to make informed choices about the support they receive.

For further information with regards to SEND support in Cornwall, please click here.


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Bridge Schools DSEN Policy 2018.pdf
Bridge Schools DSEN Policy 2018.pdf
Looe Primary SEN Offer 2018.pdf
Looe Primary SEN Offer 2018.pdf
Looe 2019-20 PP impact statement.pdf
Looe 2019-20 PP impact statement.pdf



Looe 2020 21 Pupil Premium Strategy 6 10 20.pdf
Looe 2020 21 Pupil Premium Strategy 6 10 20.pdf
Looe Primary SEND information report 2020.pdf
Looe Primary SEND information report 2020.pdf


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