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St Ignatius'

Catholic Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and Disability

SENDCo – Miss S. Kellett

If you need anything or wish to arrange a time to speak to me, please do not hesitate to contact school on the following contact details:

Email Contact –

Contact – 01772 555252

Best Wishes,

Miss S. Kellett


Our Special Needs Provision

St.Ignatius school is committed to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make progress.  We currently have pupils with a variety of needs including hearing impairment, autism and other special educational needs.  In line with our mission statement all the staff aim:

To promote children’s development by catering for their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and moral development.


To provide a broad and balanced curriculum having regard to the requirements of the National Curriculum.

To be aware of the needs of individual children, of their differing ages and abilities, and plan work accordingly.


To provide equal opportunities regardless of sex, race or culture.

To create a secure, attractive and happy environment, where children are respected as individuals and where pupils are encouraged to respect others and their environment.

To promote links with the community, with outside agencies, industry, local people and neighbouring schools.


To encourage parental involvement in the educational process and to offer opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the school.

We recognise that every teacher is a teacher of every child or person including those with SEN.


Families are directed to the Local Offer on the Lancashire’s SEND local Offer website which outlines how the school caters for pupils with SEND.


Read the latest news from across the SEND Partnership:

Children may have a special educational need when they are unable to learn in class in the same ways as their peers. When a parent or carer, has a concern about their child’s learning, progress or their social skills or behaviour it is helpful to discuss this with their child’s class teacher in the first instance. School has a Special Educational needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator SENDCO who will try to help. The Head Teacher is kept informed and parents can also request to see him. The Governing Body has a governor with a special interest in promoting the welfare of children with special educational needs who can also be contacted by parents. Any disagreements should be addressed in school where possible and families are also directed to IAS (Information, Advice and Support) who can give impartial advice and may guide families to a disagreement resolution process. More details are available in our School Policy for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Local Offer.


If a child has special or additional needs, parents will be informed that their child is being registered on the special needs register. These children will have an individual pupil plan (IPP), which is reviewed with parents each term.

SEND Information Report

Please follow the link above to see how our SEND provision and information is outlined.

At St Ignatius’ Catholic Primary School we embrace the fact that each child is a unique individual with unique educational needs. We are committed to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and aim to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.


The school follows the 2014 Code of Practice for children who have special or additional needs.


All classes in school are of mixed ability, and teachers provide work that is specially designed to match the ability of each group. They do this using a variety of materials and classroom support.


If a child has special or additional needs, parents will be informed that their child is being registered on the special needs register. These children will have an individual pupil plan (IPP), which is reviewed with parents each term.


For a small proportion of children, the school may need to involve the use of advice of specialists outside of school. Parents will always be informed of this in advance, so that they have the opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns.

For evidence of compliance with section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014 regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014,  please see our policies section on this website.

We have a sensory room in school that children access as and when required.

For more information about what our school can provide for your child please download our local offer below.

Your Child has Special Educational Needs. Who can help?


Your child’s class teacher

Responsible for:

  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need.
  • Writing Pupil Progress targets/Individual Education Plans (IPPs), sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term.
  • Personalised teaching and learning for your child as identified on the school’s provision map.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom  for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.


SENCO: Mrs S. Kellett

Responsible for:

  • Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND policy.
  • Co-ordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)
  • Ensuring that you are

i) involved in supporting your child’s learning

ii) kept informed about the support your child is getting

iii) involved in reviewing how they are doing.

  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming in to school to help support your child’s learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology.
  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that records of your child’s progress and needs are kept.
  • Providing  support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND in the school to achieve the best progress possible.


The Head teacher: Mr C.Hough

Responsible for:

  • The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school; this includes the support for children with SEND.
  • The Head teacher will give responsibility to the SENCO and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • The Head teacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about issues relating to SEND.


The SEND Governor: Mrs J Mein

Responsible for:

  • Making sure that the necessary support is given for any child with SEND who attends the school.

School contact telephone number:  01772 555252


How is extra support allocated to children?

  • The school budget, received from Lancashire LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND. Follow the link below to the Local Offer.
  • The Head Teacher decides on the deployment of resources for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, in consultation with the school governors on the basis of needs in the school.


The Head Teacher and the  SENCO  discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school, including

  • children getting extra support already,
  • children needing extra support,
  • children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.

From this information, they decide what resources/training and support is needed.

  • The school identifies the needs of SEND pupils on a provision map. This identifies all support given within school and is reviewed regularly and changes made as needed, so that the needs of children are met, and resources are deployed as effectively as possible.


How will I know how my child is doing?

We believe in working closely with parents/carers in sharing ideas and information to encourage children to aspire to achieve of their best in their learning and their self-esteem

In addition to formal parent/carer consultation evenings (at the end of each term),information can be shared via email, telephone, home/school liaison book or face to face, where an appointment may be necessary.

All parents/carers will receive three written reports each year detailing their child’s progress across the curriculum.


Your Child has Special Educational Needs. Who can help?

Your child’s class teacher

Responsible for:

Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need.

Writing Pupil Progress targets/Individual Education Plans (IPPs),

School Support Plan (SSP)

Updating the school’s SEND register

We use ‘provision list’ as register has outdated stigma attached to it


How will you assess my child’s progress?

  • Your child’s progress will be continually monitored by his/her class teacher.
  • His/her progress will be reviewed every term in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • For children working below the standard of National Curriculum assessments in KS1 and KS2, the school will report abilities observed by staff (Please see the Engagement model in the SEND Policy.)
  • At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6), all children are required to be formally assessed using Standard Assessment Tests (SATS). This is something the government requires all schools to do and are the results that are published nationally.
  • Sometimes children with SEND are exempted from SATs or may be entitled to additional support to access the tests.
  • Where necessary, children will have based on targets specific to their needs. Targets will be designed to accelerate learning and close the gap. Progress against these targets will be reviewed regularly, evidence for judgements assessed and a future plan made.
  • The progress of children with an Educational health care plan (EHCP) will be formally reviewed at an Annual Review with the family and where appropriate with their child.
  • Class Teacher will check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they take part in.
  • Regular book scrutiny and lesson observations will be carried out by members of the Senior Management Team to ensure that the needs of all children are met and that the quality of teaching and learning is high.


What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

If further advice and support is required, the SENCO will make a referral, with parental permission, to an appropriate outside agency or service. This may include an Educational Psychology Service, Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy, Camhs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) may be contacted via the School Nurse/GP.


How are parents supported?

The class teacher is regularly available to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have and to share information about what is working well at home and school, so that similar strategies can be used.

  • The SENCO is available to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns/worries you may have.
  • All information from outside professionals will be discussed with you with the person involved directly, or where this is not possible, in a report.
  • School Support Plans (SSPs) will be reviewed with your involvement every term.
  • Homework will be adjusted as needed to your child’s needs.


 How accessible is the school?  (Please see our Local Offer)

  • The school is compliant with DDA requirements.
  • The school has easy access with double doors and ramps.
  • There is a disabled toilet, shower area and changing facilities.
  • There is allocated parking space in the staff car park.
  • We ensure where ever possible that equipment used is accessible to all children regardless of their needs.
  • Teaching and our curriculum is adapted so that children can access learning and make progress.
  • After-school provision is accessible to all children, including those with SEND.
  • Extra-curricular activities are accessible for children with SEND.
  • The school kitchen can provide meals for those with special dietary needs.
  • Private space available for self- administration of medication.
  • Information to families can be provided in different formats.


How will we support a child’s social and emotional development?

We recognize that some children have emotional and social needs and benefit from additional support in school. These needs can manifest in a number of ways, including behavioural difficulties, anxiety, and being uncommunicative. Our curriculum provides opportunities to support each child’s development through PSHE and good pastoral care. We also have

  • An in-school nurture provision, which follows the Nurture Principles and is run on a termly basis in the Smile Room.
  • Lunchtime and playtime support through planned activities and groups.

School can also work with families to identify difficulties which prevent children from learning in school. We use the Early Help Assessment plan (EHA) and may then be able to approach other services to support our children and their families.


Should you need to contact the SENDCO, please use the following email address:

Miss. S. Kellett