St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

'Love Jesus, Love Learning, Love Life'

01942 606395

Will having SEN affect my child in the classroom?


How are the teachers in this school helped to work with children with an SEND and what training do they have?

  • The Inclusion Manager’s job is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEND.

  • The school has a training plan for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEND. This includes whole school training on SEND issues such as Speech and language difficulties.

  • Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class e.g from the Outreach service, SALT etc.


How will the teaching be adapted for my child with SEND?

  • Class Teachers plan lessons according to the specific needs of all groups of children in their class, and will ensure that your child’s needs are met.

  • Specially trained support staff can adapt the teachers planning to support the needs of your child where necessary.

  • Specific resources and strategies will be used to support your child individually and in groups.

  • Planning and teaching will be adapted on a daily basis if needed to meet your child’s learning needs.


How will we measure the progress of your child in school?

  • Your child’s progress is continually monitored by his/her class teacher.

  • His/her progress is reviewed formally every term and a National Curriculum level given in reading, writing and numeracy.

  • If your child is in Year 1 and above, but is not yet at National Curriculum levels, a more sensitive assessment tool is used which shows their level in more detail and will also show smaller but significant steps of progress. The levels are called ‘P levels’.

  • At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6) all children are required to be formally assessed using Standard Assessment Tests (SATS). This is something the government requires all schools to do and are the results that are published nationally.

  • Children at School Action Plus will have an IEP which will be reviewed with your involvement, every term and the plan for the next term made.

  • The progress of children with a statement of SEND/ EHC Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.

  • The Inclusion Manager will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they take part in.


What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with an SEND?

  • The class teacher is regularly available to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have and to share information about what is working well at home and school so similar strategies can be used.

  • The Inclusion Manager is available to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns/worries you may have.

  • The Learning Mentor is available to discuss any issues that may impact on your child’s progress in school.

  • All information from outside professionals will be discussed with you with the person involved directly, or where this is not possible, in a report.

  • IEP’s will be reviewed with your involvement each term.

  • Homework will be adjusted as needed to your child’s individual needs.

  • A home/school planner may be used to support communication with you, when this has been agreed to be useful for you and your child.


How is St. Joseph’s accessible to children with a SEND?

  • Our school building is wheelchair accessible with two disabled toilets. We ensure that equipment used is accessible to all children regardless of their needs.

  • After school provision is accessible to all children including those with SEND.

  • Extra-curricular activities are accessible for children with SEND.