SEN & Disability Provision
Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
At St. John’s, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and therefore the educational needs of every child varies. This is certainly the case for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Many children have additional needs at some point during their time in St. John’s. This is not to say that these children will be performing below age related expectation academically in every instance. Additional needs may be related to health, emotions, behaviour or learning. We aim to identify and address these needs through our school’s inclusive practice.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Melarangi.
She can be contacted via the school office.
Tel 0151 922 1924
The SEND Governor Ms A. Williams
The SENCo ensures that all staff follow the SEND Code of Practice to support the needs of our pupils. This may be provided through carefully differentiated work, additional support by an adult in a small group, one to one teaching time with a Teaching Assistant or using specialist services from outside the school.
Work with Outside Agencies
At St John’s we liaise closely with a wide range of outside agencies such as:
- Educational Psychologist
- Speech and language Therapy
- SENISS (Special Educational Needs Inclusion Support Service)
- Seedlings and Brighter Horizons (Supporting mental well being)
- Health and Social Services
- School’s Family Support Service
- Occupational Therapy
- Educational Welfare Officer
- SEN Consortia
The SENCo liaises with each agency to review the programme in place for individual pupils. The specialist advice will be incorporated into a child’s One Page Profile where strategies and resources to use to support a child are recorded.
By carefully addressing individual needs we aim to ensure that every child at St. John’s is given every opportunity to achieve their full potential.
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Public Sector Equality Duty
The school is committed to compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty.