St Mary’s C of E Primary School
Additional and Special Needs Team
Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.”
What does SEND feel like at Credenhill C of E Primary School?
All children at Credenhill C of E Primary School are welcomed and valued and our staff understand their differing needs. We recognise that all children have individual skills, talents and abilities and we encourage them to ‘Reach for the Stars’, endeavouring to provide the support, nurturing and appropriate teaching to enable them to reach their potential.
We believe that all pupils are entitled to a relevant and challenging education that will allow them to participate fully in society and build their own future. To achieve this, we develop equal partnerships between pupils, parents, staff and where necessary, other agencies.
Many pupils may experience difficulties at some time which may affect their learning and may have special needs for a while so we monitor all children regularly and react swiftly to any changes – both positive and negative.
Our SEND pupils have:
- Differentiation planned from the outset of each lesson.
- 1:1 support when necessary and appropriate.
- Use of additional resources to scaffold learning techniques and enable access to the curriculm.
- Regular progress monitoring and feedback to pupil and parents/carers.
- Small group work to both learn at their own pace and challenge them, also allowing peer mentoring.
- Opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities such as forest schools or after school clubs.
- Invitations to participate in inter-school challenges and events.
We use groups for children with similar abilities but are always flexible to enable children to work with different people during their time with us, working with their skills and confidence in different areas. In areas that they find challenging we provide pre-teaching to boost their confidence and interventions to help secure their learning and keep them on track.
Support is also offered by the local authority. Please see details and a link below.
The Local Offer - information for families on special educational needs and disabilities provided by Herefordshire Council
About the Local Offer
The Children and Families Act (2014) requires all local councils to set out a 'local offer' of the support available to assist children and young people, aged from birth to 25 years of age (and their families) who are disabled and/or have special educational needs.
The local offer should include information about:-
1. Education, health and social care services from birth to 25 years of age
2. Eligibility criteria to access specialist support services
3. The support arrangements available to help you access the services you need
4. How to make a complaint
The Local Offer is a one-stop-shop for parents, carers, family members and practitioners working with families to find the information they want about support and services for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
SENCo – Alison Rawlings
SEND Assistant – Erin Allen
01432 760 408
SEND Governor – Liz Merrick
Alison is at St. Mary’s each Monday and is available to meet with parents.
Erin is at school full-time so can deal with your queries in Alison’s absence.