Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly
College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES
‘Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly’
Special Educational Needs
& Disability Coordinator
Mrs Lisa Tew
Link governor Bonnie Zanten-Rice
Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age...
Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
Code of Practice (April 2014)
SEND support and intervention at St Mary's
At St Mary's we aim to ensure all children feel happy, safe, confident and fully included in all aspects of school life. We strive to provide access to a creative, fun, inclusive and, if appropriate, a differentiated curriculum which is both broad and balanced. We are committed to Equality and will not discriminate against age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation. You can find the link to our Equality page here
We are inclusion focussed and so this through a wide range of teaching strategies and activities which include; small group or one-to-one intervention, first wave teaching, nurture groups and other bespoke bought in services. We work together as a team to provide inclusive support for your child and family. Please see the link St Mary's C of E Primary School - Well-being & Mental Health (st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk) to find out how we support SEMH needs at our school.
If you need to speak to someone about your child and concerns you may have in this area, please do contact the school and chat the issue through with your child's class teacher - they will be in a good position to help you. If you would like further information then ask to speak to Mrs L Tew (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator).
A useful leaflet, 'SEND information for parents', is available following the hyperlink
We also have our SEND policy and accessibility policy which can be found on our policies page of this website.
Children are at the heart of everything we do and their opinion really matters. Here are some of the things our pupils say about school when asked, "What is your favourite thing about school?"
"Everyone is really nice." Year 2
"Learning about science and the world!" Year 3
"Learning my spellings with Ms Edwards." Year 4
"Maths, because I am good a column addition and PE is the best lesson ever!" Year 5
"I like writing and I like science because we do experiments." Year 6
St Mary's Graduated Response
We follow a graduated response to our SEND to help us identify and support those children who may have additional educational needs.
For a copy of St Mary's Graduated Response click here.
St Mary's SEN Information Report
If you want the answers to the following questions, please see our SEND information report:
More information about the wider support and services Wiltshire Local Authority can provide for your child can be found here: https://www.wiltshirelocaloffer.org.uk/education/
For information on the EHCP process please visit:EHCP assessments - Local Offer (wiltshire.gov.uk)
The Swindon Local Authority support and services can be found here: http://children.mycaremysupport.co.uk
For health services provided by Virgin Care you can visit https://wiltshirechildrensservices.co.uk/