Our school SENCO is Mrs Furlong. If you require any information please contact the school on 01772 423767.
The SENCo regularly reviews the progress and attainment of all children. Identification of a particular need may come from these reviews and/or discussions with class teachers.The SENCo works closely with teachers and parents to plan an appropriate programme of intervention and support.The programmes of intervention and support for children reflect the need to access the whole curriculum.
Staff are trained regularly with regard to SEND and specific training is offered according to need.
We have support assistants trained to cater for varying needs. Our School can bring in outside agencies and specialists if necessary to assess children.
Each class benefits from a teaching assistant and we have a family support worker to support the children and families at our school. School provides ELSA support for children with SEMH.
Several members of staff have received first aid training.
Curriculum accessibility for children with SEND
Children may struggle to access the curriculum for a number of reasons. These reason could be cognitive meaning that the children have difficulty processing or remembering information, they could be to do with a physical need meaning that children have difficulty recording their answers, it could be because of a known condition affecting their sight or hearing. This is not an exhaustive list. In every case, we will work with parents to consider carefully how the adults in school can scaffold and adapt the curriculum to support your child to take part and succeed.
At St Catherine's therefore, we are committed to ensuring that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Children will be supported by staff in school with three aims in mind.
Firstly that they reach the very highest levels of attainment in the core National Curriculum subjects that they can by the end of Key stage 2.
Secondly, that they access a broad, balanced and high quality curriculum and have the opportunity to shine in a range of subjects.
Thirdly, that they take part in all aspects of school life, whether this means representing the school in sport, music or taking on responsibilities beyond the classroom.