Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Statement of Intent for pupils with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability
The National Curriculum Inclusion Statement (2014) sets out its intent for learners with the following key objectives:
At St Teresa's, we believe all pupils should have the opportunity to learn to the best of their capabilities through a broad and balanced, inclusive curriculum. This means that every child, including those with a Special Educational Need, should have access to a high standard of 'Quality First Teaching' throughout the day in every curriculum subject. Our ambitions for all pupils is that there is no 'glass ceiling' within their learning and, if they aim high and have a positive mindset, their learning will thrive.
For our pupils with a Special Educational Need, we scaffold their learning to provide them with the strongest opportunities for success in our school. We believe firmly in the SEND Code of Practice's statement that 'every teacher is a teacher of SEN' and that our pupils with SEN should be provided with the same opportunities as their peers in our school. This means that, with their learning being personalised to meet their areas of need, they feel included in the classroom and make progress from one year group to another.
Success is what they perceive it to be and we celebrate the successes of all pupils, whether academically or personal to them. We believe the inclusive, multi- sensory practice we provide removes barriers to learning, with the ultimate goal of preparing all pupils with the knowledge and skills they require for their journey beyond our school and into adulthood.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report
All schools are required to publish an information report in which the contents of the report must be updated annually. The information report document, outlined below, is for that of St Teresa's Catholic Primary School. Should you have any further questions regarding the content of this document, please discuss these with the school SENDCo. The school Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report is the fundamental policy for how the school meets the needs of pupils with SEN and should include:
KCC SEND Strategy for Schools
Please see below the attached two documents regarding KCC's current SEND strategy for schools for the 2021-2024 academic years.
Mrs Hughes is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator. She works face to face in the school Thursdays and Fridays and does a further half day a week, dealing with paperwork only. Please contact her via this Contact Form should you wish to discuss your child's provision at St Teresa's in further detail.