September 2014 saw the introduction of a new SEND Code of Practice and many changes to National and Local SEND policy, under the Children and Families Bill. The Local Authority, Blackpool Council, is now required to publish a Local Offer website. This will provide up to date information about the local services and support that are available to children with SEND and their families.

Schools are required to publish their Information for Parents report with details of their provision for SEND; this is then linked to the Local Authority website.

The SEND Co-ordinator for Thames Primary Academy is Mr James Robinson. Please contact the main School office on 01253 341466 if you would like to speak with him.

Parents may also wish to view Blackpool Council’s Family Information Service for further advice and support for children with SEND.