Intent

The staff and governors at St. Patrick’s aim to address special needs provision through a whole school approach where inclusion is a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school. Our ethos is one of collaboration and inclusion between senior management, teachers, support staff, parents, agencies and, most importantly, the child. At St. Patrick’s we strive to ensure that all children have a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to enable all our children reach their full potential in a caring and co-operative atmosphere where each child feels respected and valued. We closely follow the guidelines set out in the SEN Code of Practice.

SENCo – Mrs A Williams

Aims of SEND provision at St. Patrick’s Primary School

  • The achievements of each and every child are valued.
  • Every child is supported to enable them to meet their full potential.
  • The needs of most children will be met by high quality, differentiated teaching in the classroom.
  • In some instances, carefully planned interventions will be introduced to meet specific, individual needs.
  • The impact of these interventions will be measured over time.
  • St. Patrick’s will always seek to work in collaboration with pupils, parents and teachers to ensure each child’s needs are met.
  • Provision will be mapped to ensure that staff deployment, resource allocation and choice of intervention leads to excellent learning outcomes.
  • Staff will keep up to date through well targeted, continuous professional development.
  • St. Patrick’s enables a cooperative and productive partnership with the Local Authority and other outside agencies to ensure there is a multi-professional approach to meet the needs of each child.

Wolverhampton City Council Local Offer for SEND

From September 2014, all schools are expected to publish a document to help parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies.

Local Offer is the term that the Department for Education (DfE) have chosen to describe the collection of information about the support that local authorities must make available to help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents, carers, children and young people with SEND to see clearly, from a single and regularly updated source, the services available to local families and how to access them. The offer covers services from birth to 25, across education, health and social care. It describes state-funded, charitable and private services, and includes services outside the local area (e.g. schools) which are used by local families. Put simply, information on “Local” services and support on “Offer” is gathered together and made easy to find in a “Local Offer”.

Please click here to find out more about our Wolverhampton Local Offer.

Please view our SEN Information Report & SEN Related Policies below: