Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Here at St Margaret Mary’s Primary School we understand and value that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different. This is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs. We continue to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum for all children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and experiences which respond to children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could create barriers to learning. These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having special educational needs. To eradicate these barriers to learning teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities.
We respect the fact that children:
- have different educational needs and aspirations;
- require different strategies to access learning;
- Acquire and communicate information at different rates;
- need a range of different teaching styles, approaches andexperiences.
The Inclusion Manager, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the governing body ensure that necessary provision for any pupil identified as having a special educational need is secured. The governors ensure that all teachers are aware of the importance of providing for these children. They consult with the LEA, outside agencies and other schools, when appropriate. The governing body has decided that children with special educational needs will be admitted to the school in line with the school’s agreed admissions policy. The Inclusion Manager is responsible for the operational management of the specified and agreed resourcing for special needs provision within the school, including the provision for children with statements or Education, Health and Care plans (EHC plans).
For more specific details of what we at St Margaret Mary's RC Primary School are able to offer our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please read the attached documents below.
Who can I contact for further information?
The class teacher is the first point of contact but parents are also welcome to directly contact the Inclusion Manager about any concerns. Any important information should be shared with the class teacher rather than the teaching assistants who may be within the team supporting your child. You may also like to arrange an appointment with Mrs Burton the Inclusion manager/SENCo.
If you are considering applying for a place in this school and your child has special educational needs then the first action to take is to phone the school and arrange an initial visit with the Inclusion Manager, Mrs Burton or Headteacher, Mr Sutton.
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES:
Manchester Local Offer:
The Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies - including their statutory entitlements. Click here for more information.
Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester:
This small team provide free information, advice and support to parents/carers of children and young people with special or additional educational needs. Their staff are able and have attended meetings at school to support parents.They provide impartial advice on SEND and what is available to you. Click here for more information.