Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, we aim for all children to fulfil their potential intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually; to be independent and enthusiastic learners and to develop a love of learning, regardless of the barriers that stand in their way. 

We work together with families to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND). Once a child has been identified as needing additional support, we will create specific targets for that child. These targets will be monitored and reviewed by the Class Teacher, SENCO and parents who will meet termly to discuss progress. Some children may present with needs that require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan). This plan will provide detailed guidance to identify how to meet the child’s needs. Children with EHC plans will be provided with additional support in the classroom. 

We endeavour to identify children with SEND as early as possible. All concerns are shared with parents and together we decide how best to support the child. Teachers monitor and assess each child’s progress on a regular basis in order to set targets, differentiate work and put support in place to meet each child’s needs. Children will usually be supported within the classroom situation and they may also work in small groups with either the class teacher or teaching assistant. 

Within our school, the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is Mrs Spurrier. She is responsible for co-ordinating the class teachers with their support of children with SEND. Mrs Spurrier will regularly work with outside agencies such as the Cheshire East Educational Psychology Service, Cheshire East Autism Team and Speech and Language Therapists. 

Any concerns regarding progress or support must be discussed with the child’s class teacher. Mrs Spurrier is available by appointment to discuss concerns that have already been raised with a class teacher. 

Cheshire East Information Advice and Support (CEIAS) team are an independent organisation who provide support to families of children with SEND. Contact details are available on their website: http://www.ceias.cheshireeast.gov.uk/home.aspx 

"Leaders have a curriculum that contains a wide range of subjects. It meets the needs of all pupils well, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities ( SEND). Leaders organise the curriculum so that pupils with SEND do notmiss out on any subjects." OFSTED report Feb 2020

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St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685353

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