The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2015) drawn up by the Department for Education and Department of Health operates within the school.
There is a Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) and a Special Educational Needs Governor.
The SENDCO regularly reviews with other staff, children who have been identified as having a special need. The Class Teacher has formal meetings with parents at least once a term, to report on the progress of the child and an Educational Support Plan (ESP) is used to track progress over time. At this meeting future needs are discussed with parents and noted on the ESP. The children are registered on the SEND Record.
It may be necessary for some children to have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which will be drawn up in consultation with outside professionals, parents, the child and the school.
Please click here for St Mary’s SEND Policy – being reviewed
Please click here for St Mary’s Information Report (Local Offer). – being reviewed
The purpose of all Local Offers is to:
To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the available provision and how to access it. To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN and service providers in its development and review.
We are committed to an inclusive curriculum and to increasing access to the school’s facilities for all stakeholders, by increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum, improving the physical environment of the school and improving the delivery of information to disabled stakeholders.