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.
Mrs Heather Ware is our SENCO. She 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 Mrs Ware via the School Office.
For more info about our SEND provision, please click on the following links:
St Mary's other relevant Policies
- Suffolk LA SEND Support Directory
- Suffolk LA SEND Local Offer Information
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
- Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment
- Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- DfE SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years