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 Co-ordinator (SENCO), supported by the Head Teacher and a Special Educational Needs Governor.
The SENCO regularly reviews with other staff, children who have been identified as having a special need. The SENCO 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 SEN Record. The class teacher, child, SENCO and parents are all involved.
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.
Click the link below to view our SEN Policy
Please click on the link below for St Mary’s Information Report (Local Offer). This is our initial document and we will be reviewing throughout the year as is necessary.
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.
Click here to view the Next Steps Monitoring of Accessibility Plan
This scheme and the accompanying action plans set out how the governing body will promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
The scheme shows what St Mary’s as a school are doing to promote equality .
To view the scheme click here Disability Equality Scheme 2015
The action plan below shows who is responsible for what issues and the actions they shall take regarding the issue.
To view the action plan click here Disability Equality Agenda Action plan 2015