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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

At St Mary's we believe that each child has individual and unique needs. We ensure that all children in our school have full and equal access to every part of school life.

However, we recognise that some children require more support than others to learn in school and we acknowledge that a significant proportion of children will have special educational needs (SEND) at some time in their school career. Many of these children may require help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary needs.

At St Mary's we welcome children with special educational needs. Children with special educational needs are assisted and supported by experienced and skilled teaching and non-teaching staff. This provision is regularly monitored and reviewed by the Headteacher and Governors.

We work in close partnership and in a spirit of co-operation with the children’s families, all relevant professionals / agencies both before the child joins our community and all the time that the child is with us.

Mr Chris Lambert is our SENCO. He is responsible for coordinating the provision for all SEND pupils at St Mary's and works closely with families and the class teachers.

Please contact your child’s class teacher, in the first instance, if you have a concern about your child’s special needs or if you are concerned that your child may have a special need.  You can contact Mr Lambert via the School Office.

For more info about our SEND provision, please click on the following links:

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St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mr Lambert.