Provision for individual needs

At St Mary's we are committed to meeting the needs of every child in our care. Every child is unique and special, and all have the right to experience a rich curriculum where they can have fun, succeed and make progress.

For information on how we identify children with special educational needs, and the process through which we work to support them, please read our school's SEN Policy below.

The school will actively seek the involvement of parents in the education of their children.   It is recognised that it is particularly important with pupils who have special educational needs where the support and encouragement of parents is often the crucial factor in achieving success. As outlined in the new Code of Practice, school's are required to specify the provision available for children, to parents.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to arrange a mutually convenient time to talk.

Our School SENCO is Mrs Sarah Luff who can be contacted on 01736 330005 or

From Sept 2014, the local authority are also required to publish information on services, information and advice available to children and young people with special educational needs. Please follow the link below for a wealth of useful information.

Below is a link to the School Nursing Team. Here you will find useful links to available servcies and advice.

The school nurse team can make referrals to appropriate services, including:

•School screening service for hearing tests

• Speech and language therapy

• Paediatrician

• Healthy living, eating and exercise

• Bladder and bowel services

• Children’s mental health services

• Family support services

• Ophthalmology for eye problems

• Dietician.