As part of the government’s reforms around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and with the introduction of the new code of Practice in September 2014, local authorities are required to publish a local offer showing the support available to disabled children and young people and those with SEND and their families and carers.
Further information around Gateshead Council’s Local Offer can be found at: www.gateshead.gov.uk/localoffer
Information about Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) at Larkspur Primary School can be found in the SEND Information Report.
EAL - English as an Additional Language
The term EAL is used when referring to pupils where the mother language at home is not English. This policy sets out the School's aims, objectives and strategies with regard to meeting the needs and celebrating the skills of EAL pupils and helping them to achieve the highest possible standards.
Gifted and Talented
What does 'gifted and talented' mean?
'Gifted and talented' is a term used to describe children who have the potential to develop significantly beyond what is expected for their age.
'Gifted' refers to a child who has abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as English or maths. 'Talented' refers to a child who has skills in a practical area such as music, sport or art.