At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside of their age related expectations may require additional support and will need to be on the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Register.
At St. Elizabeth’s, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils based on three principles:
- setting suitable learning challenges;
- responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs;
- overcoming potential barriers to learning.
Children have a learning difficulty if they have:
any learning or emotional problem that affects, or substantially affects, a person’s ability to learn, get along with others and follow convention.
Children who have a learning disability have:
a significant, lifelong condition that starts before adulthood, affects development and leads to help being required to:
- Understand information
- Learn skills
- Cope independently
This may relate to impairments in communication and interaction, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health needs, or sensory and physical needs.
Special educational provision is that which is additional to or different from the educational provision made generally for children of their age. Our SEND Policy details how we aim to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has SEND and those needs are made known to all staff who are likely to work with them.
As a school, we also have a SEND Information Report which details further the support which we as a school offer SEND pupils. Mrs Miles is our Inclusion Manager which includes the role of SENCO and she is always happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about SEND. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment.