What the school says...
Lakeside is situated to the north of the City centre in a pleasant suburb of Cardiff. The school has a 40% multi-cultural and multi-ethnic pupil roll and caters for a wide range of specific pupil needs. The school had a successful Estyn inspection in October 2002, being described as a 'good school with a number of notable features'. Provision for pupils with special education needs was highlighted and described as 'very good' and provision for pupils with English as an additional language as 'very good'. 'There is a very caring ethos in the school and the provision for support, guidance and pupils' welfare is very good.' ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
The Special Needs Team (SENCO, SEN support teacher, SEN support assistants and headteacher) has oversight of all pupils in the shcool. Teachers and support staff work closely with parents to identify any pupil with any special education need, relating to learning or medical needs. Pupils are supported in class and often withdrawn for specific teaching and identified learning objectives. The SEN Team works closely with the LEA's Pupil Support Service staff who offer a wide variety of specialist advice and support. Parents are involved in their child's education throughout the year and frequent opportunities are provided for staff and parents to meet together informally or on a more formal review basis.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|