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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School & Pre School, Droitwich

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SEND at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Droitwich

All children at St Joseph's Catholic Primary school receive high quality teaching. Teachers plan carefully, providing lessons that suit the range of needs and abilities in their class because children learn at different speeds and in different ways.  We ensure that all children are given the help and support they need to learn. The help given will vary depending on the individual needs of each child. It may be support to develop academically, emotionally, socially or physically. Most of this support will happen naturally in the classroom environment and will be organised by the class teacher.

Sometimes children may have more specific or complex needs and need a little more support or something more personalised to help their learning. In this case a child will be identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).

“A pupil has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age”  
(SEND Code of Practice p.82)

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he/she:
•    has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
•    has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

At St Joseph’s school the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Leech. She works with children, parents/carers, school staff and outside agencies to ensure that all our pupils’ special educational needs are met.

Should you have any concerns about special educational needs you can contact Mrs Leech through the school office on 01905 773572 or email 
Please read our Policy and Special Educational Needs Information Report to find out what our school can offer if your child has special educational needs.

Children and parents are able to access the school via ramps and there is a Disabled parking space in the car park.  There are two disabled toilets located by the main reception area and there is a designated room providing changing facilities.

Picture 1 Worcestershire SEND Improvement Plan
Picture 2 The Graduated Response
Picture 3 Generation CAN