Our School SENCO is Mrs. Katy Arrowsmith who can be contacted on 01253 311248

St John Vianney provides an accessible school environment. There is a disabled toilet and every effort is made to accommodate disabled and able visitors. There is a lift available if visitors are unable to use the stairs.

There is a car park in close proximity to school with two allocated disabled parking spaces and we will continue to make reasonable adjustments to avoid people who would find parking further away challenging being placed at any disadvantage.

Blackpool has a Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service called SENDIASS

They aim to encourage and develop partnerships between children, young people, parents and carers, schools, Blackpool council and anyone who may be involved in working to identify, assess and meet the special educational needs of children and young people 0-25 years, who live in Blackpool.

They can provide you with free impartial, information, advice and support on the following:

•          Education matters

•          Local policy

•          Personal budgets

•          Preparation for adulthood

•          The law on SEND and equality

•          The EHCP process

•          Support at meeting (attendance subject to availability)

•          Filling in forms

•          Understanding reports and letters

•          Resolving disagreements including disagreement resolution, mediation and tribunal

•          Signposting

•          Links to local parent support groups and forums.

They can be contacted via email, by phone 01253 477083 or by post at:

Blackpool SENDIASS

Blackpool Council


Blackpool FY1 1NA


Blackpool SEND Local Offer
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SEND Policy

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Accessibility Plan

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SEND Local Offer (School)

This Local Offer shows our school’s inclusive nature and defines the good practice supporting children with Special Educational Needs to achieve their full potential. This Local Offer will be reviewed and revised as necessary.

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Blackpool FYi Directory

Please click here for further information.

Supporting Medical Conditions

Parents can find the Medical Conditions form for their children on the App.

Policy link here.

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

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Support for SEND children

Please click here to be taken to the Blackpool Council page for further information.