At St. Anne's Catholic Primary School we are an inclusive School. We strive to support each and every child to enable them to achieve in all areas of their development at school. We believe that every child is entitled to quality first teaching and that this essential for children to reach their full potential. However, for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them thrive. We are committed to supporting all of our children and families.
We see all of our children as unique individuals and we are passionate about ensuring that each individual entrusted to our care achieves their full potential, whatever their ability or their specific need. We provide equal opportunities for all children within our happy and caring school.
We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning. Our SENDco, Mrs Nikki Kavanagh, can be contacted at any time through her email or via the school office.
How does St Anne's know if my child needs extra help?
As a school we closely monitor the wellbeing and progress of all children. Staff are proactive in raising concerns about individual children and putting interventions and scaffolds in place to ensure that they can access the full curriculum following advice from the SENDco. We are committed to working in partnership with parents, as well as drawing on the expertise of staff, to ensure that of this is not effective we explore other avenues of additional support. This may include requesting advice or assessment from external agencies to ensure every child fulfils their potential.
What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
If you have a concern about your child, we would encourage you to speak to your child's class teacher. The SENDco will also be very happy to meet with you. You can make an appointment by emailing the office on firstname.lastname@example.org, for the attention of Mrs Nikki Kavanagh or phone the school on 02476302882.
How will I know how St. Anne's Primary school will support my child.
We pride ourselves on the working partnership that we have with parents and welcome your full involvement in planning effective ways to support your child. In addition to progress meetings with your child's class teacher, the SENDco will invite you to termly meetings where you can discuss the plan in place and future actions needed to support your child.
How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
All of our teachers have the highest possible expectations for your child and all the pupils in their class. All teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and understand. Your child’s teachers will put in place different ways of teaching so that your child is fully involved in learning in the class. This may involve things like using more practical learning or providing different resources adapted for your child. Your child’s teacher will also put in place specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENDco or staff from outside agencies) to enable your child to access the learning task.
Your child’s teacher will have carefully checked on his/her progress to monitor if your child has gaps in their understanding/learning and needs some extra support in order to close the gap between your child and their peers. The teacher will then plan group sessions for your child with targets to help your child to make more progress. These groups might be led by a teacher or a teaching assistant working to plans made by the class teacher.
What support will be available for my child’s overall well-being?
Here at St Anne's we recognise that for some children, school is not an easy experience. Children occasionally face social and emotional challenges which can impact on their learning; for these more vulnerable children our involvement might be intensified, and to this purpose we have a Pastoral Support Team and a Romero Attendance Officer and who will offer one to one support and group work. We also use outside agencies to offer a comprehensive package of support, allowing children the opportunity to share their worries and concerns.
Every child is very much an individual and their needs are assessed as such.
What training is available for staff who are supporting children with SEND?
The school identifies training needs for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEND. This may include whole school training on SEND issues or to support identified groups of learners in school, such as those with autism etc; whole staff training to share knowledge, strategies and experience and ensure consistency of the school’s approach for children with SEND. Teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class.
The SENCO and teacher work closely with specialists from external support services that may provide advice or direct support as appropriate.
How will the school prepare and support my child when transferring to secondary school?
The SENCO and class teachers meet with the SENCO from the secondary schools to discuss the child’s specific needs. Additional tours around the new school can be arranged for children where needed. Where necessary, specialist teachers will provide additional support for your child.
Please find the Coventry City Council SEND Local offer here.
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