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Special Educational Needs

SEND at St. Paul's

At St. Paul's School we pride ourselves on our ability to support children with a variety of special needs and we have taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. This includes having an exciting curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. As a result, the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual requirements.


Our teaching team are skilled in teaching children with a wide range of academic, physical, and social emotional needs. This may be in the form of classroom-based support and scaffolding, or sometimes in small group or one-to-one sessions outside of the classroom. We use resources from within the school and from the support services within the local authority.


As a school we recognise the importance of building close working relationships between children, staff, parents, and other agencies. We believe that this is central to getting the very best outcomes for our pupils with additional needs. We offer our parents of SEN pupils the opportunity to meet with us 3 times a year, but we also have an open door policy that encourages open dialogue and collaborative working. 


The school and the governing body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained.


We recognise that many special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may not be visible and many children live with mental health challenges. For children who need additional support with these additional needs, we have trained THRIVE practitioners who support pupils across the across the school. In addition we have a Parent Support Advisor who supports both parents and children. 


If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child or special educational needs, please ask to speak to our SENCO, who will be happy to provide both information and support. 

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