St Bede’s Catholic Primary School is committed to inclusion and to the development of cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to develop an environment where all children are equally valued and can flourish and feel safe.
It is our policy to meet the needs of children who experience barriers to their learning, which may relate to sensory or physical impairment, learning difficulties or emotional or social development, or may relate to factors in their environment, including the learning environment that they experience in school.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We believe that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential.
Our SEN team are dedicated to ensuring that all children get the best education through regular meetings with parents and professionals, meeting with specialist teachers and careful assessments of children.
Our SENCo Mr Hurst and Mrs Rooney can be reached via the School Office, by phone or email if you have any concerns or queries about your child.
This Statement sets out, in summary, form, the responsibilities of the school, Governors and the Local Authority when making sure that the additional needs of pupils who have been identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) are met in a way that works for the pupil without too many meetings and paperwork.