Special Educational Needs or Disablilties (SEND)
At St Gregory’s Primary School, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their full potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with parents and other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.
We therefore ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
There are now four broad areas of SEND laid out in the SEN Code of Practice 2015:
Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties
Our school is fully inclusive, valuing the abilities and achievements of all our pupils. We are committed to providing, for each pupil, the best possible environment for learning.
Mrs Field is our school SENCO and is always available to discuss your child’s needs and what St Gregory’s can do to support them. Please feel free to contact her via the school office.