SEN - Special Educational Needs
We are committed to using our best endeavours to provide an appropriate and high quality education for all children at our school which enables them to
We have the highest aspirations and expectations for all pupils, including those with special educational needs.
We aim to achieve a community where parents and those working in school have a mutual trust and confidence in each other, created through clear, consistent approaches to communication and collaborative working, to enable outstanding outcomes for children with SEN.
We also aim to provide all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, with a broad, balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible and ensures they are fully included in all aspects of school life and feel equally valued and fully part of the school community.
Special Needs and Disability at St Mary's
Listening to our children's voices and viewpoints forms a vital part of their learning and helps allow children to reach their full potential . These animated clips were created by current children in year 3/4 and 5.
Dyslexia is a common condition that affects the way the brain processes information in written or even spoken form. Dyslexia means children may struggle with reading and writing and need additional help or time to do so. Specific resources such as coloured paper, coloured overlays and reading rulers can make it easier for some children to read text or numbers. Children with dyslexia can still understand complex ideas and work best when they adapt their own ways of processing information. We use specialist reading books and subscribe to specialist software packages. These are used daily with children in order to practice and develop skill in reading, spelling and comprehension. They highlight areas where children need intervention and adults in the classroom will act upon this. Children can also access activities at home.
If a child presents with difficulties and require extended processing time we will make a referral to Educational psychology who are able to complete testing in school and diagnose dyslexia. They will then advise strategies we can implement in school.
St Mary's Parent/Carer Views
Here at St. Mary's we value the opinions of all our parents. We would like to share some of our parents’ views about Special Educational Needs at St. Marys. We strive to work closely with parents in order to provide the best outcomes possible for all children.
Jack's Mum said 'Jack has flourished at St. Marys and I couldn't have asked for any better for his primary education. The staff all take the time to get to know the children and know how to meet their individual special needs'.