SEND Provision at St Clare's
Mrs Julie O’Neill (SENCO and Intervention Lead)
Mrs Jeanette Davies (SEND Governor)
In St Clare’s, we believe in the inclusion of all our children to fully access all aspects of school life. Our aim is to offer excellence and choice to all of our children, whatever their ability or needs. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and in the promotion of positive relationships and self-esteem. We want all of our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community.
We recognise that children may:
- Have different educational, physical, sensory, emotional and communication needs
- Require different strategies for learning
- Need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences
- Acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates and through different methods
- Have a range of different hopes and aspirations
We work closely with parents, other schools in our consortia, and a range of outside agencies to overcome any barriers to learning that a pupil may have and to provide the best possible outcomes.
We have specialist outreach teachers from Bank View, Ernest Cookson and Abbot’s Lea who work directly with our pupils, parents and staff to provide additional support and advice. ‘Seedlings’ can provide play therapy for those children who may need it.
All staff at St Clare’s work alongside pupils and parents to provide appropriate differentiation and support. We aim to ensure that all pupils feel valued and that their needs are understood.
Any pupils identified as having a special educational need will be added to the school’s SEND register.
A paper copy of the schools SEND Policy is available on request.
For those pupils who may need additional support to access the curriculum we deliver a wide range of different intervention programmes and strategies.
Interventions provided at St Clare’s include:
- Language Steps
- School Start Language Awareness
- Time to Talk
- Project X Code – Reading
- 1st Class @ Number
- Success at Arithmetic
- Plus One & Power of 2
- Precision Teaching