Special educational needs

Lancashire Special Educational Needs Information Advice and Support Team can provide you with information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Lancashire. They provide a free service which is impartial, and confidential. It can help you to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to your own situation

If you would like to find out more information, please click here. 


Please click here to view the FIND SPRING 2023 Newsletter 


Please click on the link below to view Sir John Thursby Community College  SEN Information report.

  Sir John Thursby Community College SEN Information report 


  • Burnley Football Club run Disability Sport Sessions which are free of charge.

      Please click here to see which group sessions your child may be able to access.           

  • Barnardo’s Include Me 2

    They offer afterschool, weekend and school holiday groups for children and young people with Special educational needs and/or disabilities that have difficulty accessing universal services.

    Please click here for further information





Royal Society for Blind Children

  •  The Lancashire SEND Partnership brings together all the agencies in Lancashire which provide the special educational needs and disability (SEND) services for children, young people, their parents and carers. Please click on the link below to read the latest news from the Lancashire SEND Partnership. Here you will find information about the improvement journey for SEND services in Lancashire, learn more about parent carer engagement activities and the launch of the local area partnerships.  There's also an update on the Local Offer re-development and a handy link to the on-going POET survey.

Click here for latest news from Lancashire SEND Partnership 


Independence skills for children and young people with visual impairments

Please click here for advice for parents on how to support development of independent cooking skills for Visual Impairment students at home. 



  • The local offer brings together information that is helpful to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. If you require any more information about the Local Offer you can access it here LOCAL OFFER  

Please click here to view the SEN & Disability - Local Offer for Sir John Thursby