Special Education Needs


At Perranporth School we ensure that all children are supported with both pastoral and academic needs. We provide pupils with Support Plans to support them in their learning and help them to become more independent learners. We value input from parents and the pupils themselves.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me (Nadia Lampier, SENCo) at school to discuss any questions you may have about your child’s learning. I am available on Thursday or Friday (ring the school office for an appointment).

Perranporth School is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support children with SEND

This website includes all the support that is available to children and young people in Cornwall (age 0 to 25) with special needs and/or disabilities and their families. Email or telephone 01872 323535

What is the admission criteria for children with SENd?

Places will first be offered to children with a Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan which names the school. These children will be included in the overall admission number of the school.


The Governor responsible for SEN provision is Mrs Helen Goodey.  We are always happy to listen and talk to parents about our graduated response to SEN provision and how best we can support individual children in achieving to the best of their ability. We work closely with a wide range of external agencies to enhance our provision and ensure the most appropriate strategies are in place to enable learning.

You can find more information for parents of children with SEN by clicking the links below.

Link to Videos to help supporting language at home

Childline: Call free on 0800 1111

The quickest way to get through to a councillor is to call from any phone for free and it wont show on your bill or use credit.

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you and help you find ways to cope.

There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people

Refuge: Call free on 0808 2000 247

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.

Young Minds:  Call free on 0808 802 5544

We offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Need to talk? Find organisations that listen, plus online support.

Devon and Cornwall Police:  Call free on 999 or 111

The Early Help Hub

The Early Help Hub is the single point of access for council and community based health ‘Early Help Services for Children, Young People and Families’ in Cornwall.  This is the point of contact for advice and requests for support for a child or young person who:  

  • may have additional needs that cannot be met solely by universal services and;
  • where there is no perceived risk of significant harm.

 If you wish to contact the Early Help Hub, please call 01872 322277.

Multi Agency Referral Unit  

If you are concerned about a child’s safety please contact the Multi Agency referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116 or Childline on 0800 1111.

What is the Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU)

The Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child in line with the LSCB guidance on interagency thresholds/continuum of need.

What is the Multi-Agency Advice Team (MAAT)

The Multi-Agency Advice Team (MAAT) is a multidisciplinary team within the MARU. The MAAT provides advice and consultation in cases where the LSCB threshold for statutory social work intervention is not met. The MAAT gathers more information and considers those cases that are on the cusp of the threshold criteria for social work. 

Local Safeguarding Children Board

Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly, in exercising their social care functions, are responsible for ensuring there is a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) covering their area, to bring together representatives of each of the main agencies and professionals responsible for helping to protect children from abuse and neglect. The LSCB is an inter-agency forum for agreeing how the different services and professional groups should co-operate to safeguard children in the area, and for making sure that arrangements work effectively to bring about good outcomes for children.

The LSCB has a comprehensive website detailing their work and offering useful advice: Local Safeguarding Children Board web site. Please do not contact the LSCB if you wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on: 0300 123 1116