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 and 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.  Class teachers have formal meetings with parents at least once a term, to report on the progress of their 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.

Click the link below to view our SEND Policy (The policy is being reviewed)

Special Educational Needs & Disability Policy 2018 

Please click on the link below for St Mary’s Information Report (Local Offer).

St-Mary’s-Information-Report 2018 – in the process of 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. 

The link below will take you straight to the Leicestershire Local Offer. 

Accessibility Plan

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 to view the 

Accessibility Plan 2016 St Mary’s  – this is currently being updated by Governors and Staff