SEND at St Mary and St Pancras CE Primary School
Inclusion is at the heart of the St Mary and St Pancras ethos. It drives everything we do. We firmly believe in success for ALL children and everything we do, every day, is focussed on this.
We provide a high quality, rich and exciting curriculum for all children, yet we know, from regularly monitoring progress, that some children will require extra provision that is additional to or different from the other children in their class.
Where this is the case, we look at whether the child would benefit from being placed on the Special Educational Needs Register. We would always do this in conjunction with parents. This allows the needs of the child to be considered in an in depth way through an Individual Education Plan, (IEP). This plan allows for additional or different provision to be implemented and is reviewed regularly.
Some children have more complex needs and they may require the support from more specialist services that the school works with – including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
For a small number of our pupils, their needs are such that they require an Educational Health Care Plan. The school works closely with parents and the professionals involved, where this is the case.
We know that for families with a child with SEND, things can be difficult and confusing at times. As well as supporting the child, it is vital that we work closely with families too. The SENDCo is the main point of contact for all families with children who have special needs.
We are also aware that ‘inclusion’ embraces other areas such as those children that are recognised as the ‘More-Able’. We challenge these children on a daily basis, with extended tasks and a differentiated curriculum.
Children for whom English is an additional language are supported, (particularly if they have just started with very little English) in small groups or periods of one to one work with support staff. They are often given support from a member of our staff, who can speak their language.
There are some children at our school who have medical needs. We have plans for them in place and we liaise with the professionals involved. Their wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.
The SENDCo at our school is Lesley Carneiro and she can be contacted through Lorraine Crean, our Admin. Manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0207 387 6117.
Please see the School Local Offer document below, for more information.
SENDIASS Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (Previously known as Parent partnership) email SENDIASS@camden.gov.uk
Useful policies linked to Inclusion