At the Lantern School, we welcome all children and families. We aim to offer an inclusive curriculum that ensures the best possible progress for all pupils, whatever their need or disability.

We use a variety of teaching styles and strategies to ensure all children can access school life fully. This enables us to identify and offer targeted support for all of our children with SEND, at the level which helps them to make progress from their starting points.

Some of our children may have specific targets to support their learning. These will be shared with you and recorded on our Assess, Plan, Do and Review paperwork.

If you have any concerns about your child/ren please talk to the class teacher first. They will be able to offer you advice and support around your initial queries. You can also contact the SENDCo if you have any further questions.

The School Inclusion Leader/SENDCo is Joanne Clarke. Her working days are Monday to Wednesday. If you would like to contact Joanne, her email address is or call the school office on 01353 664 174. 

If you would like to access impartial and confidential advice around any SEND queries, you can look at the SENDIASS website; 
or contact them on:SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)Cambridgeshire County Council, SH1212, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0APEmail – helpline open during term times: 01223 699 214

SEND  Local Offer

What is the Local Offer?

The Children and Families Act places a duty on every Local Authority to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information on the provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people (from 0-25 years) who have SEN and Disabilities (SEND)

It is a ‘front door’ to information on the SEND provision from the Local Authority, Health, schools and settings and the voluntary sector.

The Local Offer has two main purposes:

  • to provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available; and
  • to make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEN, parents/carers, and service providers in its development and review.

Cambridgeshire’s ‘Local Offer’ can be found on the website

Our SEND policy can be found below together with weblinks to impartial SEND information and advice for parents.