SEN REPORT REVIEWED JUNE 2017
Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School SEN Information Report. All schools have a duty to publish information on their websites about the implementation of the policy for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Our school vision statement is:
To build a spiritual community, secure in its love of God and its respect for itself and each other. A dynamic community which is enthusiastic for learning and which embraces the achievement of potential for all.
St Mary’s is a 2 form entry Catholic Primary School and there are currently 430 children on roll.
Key People: (Please see additional information regarding key people in question links below)
Head Teacher – Mrs Lindsey Apps
Deputy Head teacher- Mrs Nicola Brown
SENCo- Mrs Ivana Hadfield
SEND Governor- Mr Robert Derby
Our Approach to Teaching Learners with SEN
At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School we ensure that all pupils in our school are equally valued by having equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum which meets individual needs and abilities.
The new Code of Practice 2014 identifies 4 key areas of SEN:
We embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
Identifying the Special Educational Needs of Pupils
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School knows that a pupil has an SEN in a variety of ways.
It maybe that the school seeks additional information from a screen by a specialist teacher eg a dyslexia assessment, or assessments completed by outside agencies eg; Educational Psychology, Behaviour Support Service, CAMHS, School Health, Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapists
At different times in their school life, a child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practice 2014 defines SEN as follows:
‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty if he or she:
a) Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or
b) Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided
Please click on the questions below for more information about how St Mary’s Catholic Primary School can support your child.
If a parent or carer has any concerns or complaints regarding the care or welfare of their child, an appointment can be made with the Head Teacher or SENCo, who will be able to advise on formal procedures for complaint. A copy of the policy can be found on the school’s website.
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST