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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 

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St Teresa's SENDCo is Mrs King

Mrs King's working days are Mondays, Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time.

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:


  • Teachers should set high expectations for every pupil.
  • Teachers should use appropriate assessment to set targets which are deliberately ambitious.
  • Lessons should be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every child achieving.  Such planning will mean that all pupils will be able to study the full National Curriculum.
  • With the right teaching that recognises individual needs, many disabled pupils have little need for additional resources beyond the aids which they use as part of their daily life.


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:

  • the kinds of SEN that are provided for.
  • how we identify children and young people with SEN and how we assess their needs, including how to contact the school SENDCo
  • arrangements for consulting parents of children with SEN and involving them in their child's education
  • how we work with young people with SEN and their education
  • arrangements for assessing and reviewing children and young people's progress towards outcomes
  • arrangements for supporting children and young people in moving between phases of education and in preparing for adulthood
  • the approach to teaching pupils with SEN
  • support for improving emotional and social development and the provision for this
  • how the school works with external agencies

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.

To contact Mrs King regarding SEN Provision for your child

Mrs King, our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator, works on Mondays, Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact her via this Contact Form should you wish to discuss your child's provision at St Teresa's in further detail.

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Trust Information

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Teresa's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.