Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Under the Children and Families Act of 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people with disabilities and Special Educational Needs aged 0-25.  This is known as the Local Offer.

Responsibilities for the staff at St Paulinus

Class teacher:

  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and letting the Inclusion Manager and SENCO know as necessary.
  • Writing a Personalised Learning Plan (PLP), and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each team and planning for the next term.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are able to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND

The SENDCO (Miss Hobin-Brady):

  • Coordinating all the support for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help  children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.

Ensuring that you are:

  • Involved in supporting your child’s learning.
  • Kept informed about the support your child is getting.
  • Involved in reviewing how they are doing.

Principal(Mrs Rhodes):

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for SEND children.
  • The Executive Head Teacher/Head of School will give responsibility to the SENCO and the class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • The Executive Head Teacher/Head of School must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.

SEND Governor (Mrs Joynes):

  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.