Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEND Statement of Intent

Our intention is that all pupils will have equity in access to an exemplary curriculum that is engaging and aspirational in nature and fosters a lifelong love of learning. The focus of our SEN strategy is to ensure that all pupils are supported to make the most of their potential in all areas of school life.

We have a meticulous focus on progress for all pupils regardless of their individual starting points. This approach allows us to effectively identify potential barriers to learning early in a child’s school journey. We recognise that our children with SEN have many strengths and seek to celebrate their success in all areas of school life. Our rigorous and robust monitoring of teaching ensures that inclusive quality first provision is the paramount approach to supporting pupils with additional needs. Close, regular monitoring of children with SEN that incorporates triangulated conversations between senior leaders, teachers and teaching assistants leads to bespoke packages of intervention that are carefully targeted and to guarantee excellent outcomes for pupils both academically and socially. We value the views and opinions of our pupils and their parents and pride ourselves on the high-level of communication between our families and school staff to ensure that support packages are tailored to fully meet the needs of each pupil and allow them to make the most of their potential.

Further, we recognise that our pupils with additional needs may not always have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We proactively promote opportunities, such as clubs and residential trips, to our children with needs and consider the provision at play and lunchtime to facilitate engagement and enjoyment for all pupils.

Our approaches are always inclusive and children without special educational needs will also benefit from the strategies employed in supporting our cohort of SEN children.

Contact Information

For more information on support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at St John’s Church of England Primary School please contact Mrs de la Croix via the school office on admin@digswell.herts.sch.uk

Table of Responsibilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordintator Mrs de la Croix
Autism Lead Mrs de la Croix
Mental Health First Aider for Pupils Mrs de la Croix
Pupil Premium Lead Mr Arnold Worton-Geer
Mental Health First Aider for Staff Mrs Wilkins