Special Educational Needs and Disability Information
SENCO - Mrs M White
contact -709 1698
St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School policy for Inclusion is underpinned by the philosophy expressed in the school’s Mission Statement.
In St Anne’s we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all of our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Through the appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:
· Have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations
· Require different strategies for learning
· Acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates
· Need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences
We work closely with parents, other schools in our consortia, and other outside agencies to overcome any barriers to learning that a pupil may have.
Any pupils identified as having a special educational need will be added to the school’s SEN register and will have specific targets set to support them.
Mrs Maria White (SENCO and Team Leader)
Mrs Paula Williams (Learning Mentor 0-7)
Ms Angie Parkinson (Learning Mentor 7-11)
Mr John Doyle (SEN Governor)
The inclusion team work alongside pupils, parents and staff to promote success and ensure that all pupils feel valued and supported.
We adopt a graduated response to supporting pupils with additional needs, beginning with quality first teaching.
For those pupils who may need additional support to access the curriculum we deliver a wide range of different intervention strategies. Some of these strategies are:
· Talking Partners
· Precision teaching
· Wave 3 Maths Support
· First class at Number
· Speech and Language Programmes
We have many fantastic support staff that help to deliver these programmes under the guidance of the Inclusion Leader.
We adopt a dyslexia friendly approach to all our teaching and learning and are currently in the process of updating our Dyslexia Friendly Status and our Inclusion Charter Mark.
“If they don’t learn the way we teach them, we must teach them the way they learn” (Dr. Harry Chasty)”
A paper copy of the schools SEN Policy is available on request.