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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners


Our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Ward


To speak to Miss Ward, please make an appointment through the office or email her,

SEND Provision


What is SEN?


Some children find learning more challenging than others and may need extra support to achieve their full potential.


For example, they might have difficulty with:


· Expressing themselves

· Interacting with others

· Reading, writing and maths

· Following lessons

· Controlling their emotions

· Sensory or physical mobility 


All teachers at St Mary's are teachers of children with special educational needs, they are responsible for all children in their class.


They will plan the daily provision for all children and will be supported and advised by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) if necessary.


What is SEN Support?


SEN support describes the additional help that assists children to access the curriculum. 

This might include:


· Extra help in the classroom

· Small group or one-to-one learning

· Support from specialist


If you or the teacher identify a need for SEND support, assessment and/or outside agency support then the SENCO becomes the lead person for coordinating the team around your child and works with yourself, the class teacher, teaching assistants and outside agencies to ensure they receive the support they need in order to reach their full potential.


How do I know if my child needs SEND support?


If your child is not making expected progress for his/her year group, he/she may need SEND support.


The progress and well-being of all children  is formally discussed with your child’s teacher, the headteacher & SENCo at Pupil Progress Meetings three times a year.  We will update you of any changes.


How will the school decide what type of support my child receives?


Every child’s needs are different, and may change over time.


The school should assess each child’s needs closely to identify which support suits him/her best.


The school should also regularly review the support your child receives to see what is working and what  isn’t, and incorporate your views on this too.


The SEN register is ‘fluid’ and updated 3 times a year so you may find that your child will come on and off it as they progress and needs change.




Our school's SEN Policy is in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice that came into place in England on 1st September 2014.  Please have a look at the policy and let me know if you have any comments or questions, your input is greatly valued. 


For any queries please email me, Miss Ward, at [email protected] or make an appointment at the office. 


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Our Mission and Values

Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners.

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Trust Information

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.