Every child at St Mary's Primary School brings a unique set of strengths and it is our aim to fulfil each child's potential. In our school some children have difficulties that affect their learning and they need specific types of support for some, or all of their time with us.
A child or young person has special educational needs (SEN) if they need extra support because they find it harder to learn than the majority of other children or young people of the same age.
A child or young person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial or long term effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Research suggests that about 6-7% of children are disabled.
Children and young people with the most complex needs will require specialist services. They will require support with their health, education or physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development due to disabilities including:
Northamptonshire's Local Offer is aimed at providing better support and services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families.
If you would like to discuss anything with our SENDco Mrs Barron, Please call the school on 01536 722757
Arrangement for complaints about SEND provision:
We urge parents / carers with any concerns regarding the SEND policy or the provision made for their child to speak to the school as soon as possible and, in the first instance, to the class teacher or the SENCO. If parents / carers feel their child's needs are still not being met they should make an appointment to see the Headteacher. If concerns are still unresolved parents / carers may wish to engage with PDET’s Complaints policy procedures, click here.
NB - any issue relating to statutory SEN assessments should be pursued with the relevant Local Authority and not via PDET’s Complaints policy.
If parents / carers require further advice / support, they should use the local Information, Advice and Support Service for Special Educational Needs and Disability SENDIASS (http://www.iassnorthants.co.uk , telephone 01604 364772 or http://www.sendiassleicester.org.uk/sendiass-rutland , telephone 07977 015674).