St Mary's C of E Primary School & Nursery

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239


‘Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly’ 

Inclusion Team

The follow experienced staff members form the team who oversee and coordinate support for:

  • children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND);
  • children in need of pastoral support with their Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH);
  • children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL);
  • and children who are Disadvantaged Learners or in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant (DL/PPG)

    Deputy Safeguarding Lead
       EAL Lead
    Teaching & Learning Lead 
    Disadvantaged Learners Lead
    Liz Tawn Anne Cuthbert Fliss Lambe

Child Protection Governor: Alastair Vella-Sultana

SEND Governor: Bonnie Van Zanten Rice

If you need to contact any of these members of the team, please contact them via the Administration Team:

 01793 770239

Our inclusive approach to quality first wave teaching


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 ( 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 a member of the Inclusion Team.

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.



 Pupil Voice

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 (see below):

  • How do we know that your child needs extra help?
  • How will we support your child and let you know how they are doing?
  • What do I do if I think that my child has special educational needs?
  • How can I find out about the authorities Local Offer and services for children and young people with a special educational need and disability?


More information about the wider support and services Wiltshire Local Authority can provide for your child can be found here:


For information on the EHCP process please visit:

EHCP assessments - Local Offer (


The Swindon Local Authority support and services can be found here: 


For health services provided by Virgin Care you can visit:

SEND Information Report