Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Report

 

SCHOOL NAME:

St. Paul’s Catholic Schools Federation

 

TYPE OF SCHOOL:

St. Paul’s Primary School and St. Paul’s Middle School

Catholic, Voluntary Aided

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

There are lifts in school which make most classrooms accessible and handrails to support walking up and down staircases.

All of Early Years and Key Stage One are accessible.

CORE OFFER:

Are you currently able to deliver your core offer consistently over all areas of your school?

Some specialist rooms are inaccessible to wheelchair users, or those unable to climb stairs – art, computing, library, gym.

POLICIES:

Are the school policies available on the website for:

SEND

Yes

SAFEGUARDING

Yes

BEHAVIOUR

Yes

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

Yes

Are you aware/familiar with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010?

Yes

RANGE OF PROVISION:

Please indicate what your school has to offer (over and above your core offer) in each of the following areas:

Areas of strength:

Close partnership between the primary and middle schools.

Voluntary Lay Chaplain and counselling from Barnados offer extra pastoral care.

Partnership with other local schools and education providers.

Close links with external professionals/agencies

St. Paul’s is a caring school with a strong ethos.(Catholic ethos)

Literacy interventions – Read Write Inc.,  Talkboost, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Mathematics interventions - First Class Number, Maths Whizz.

Middle School Teaching Assistants trained in: hearing impaired, Precision Teaching.

Primary School Teaching Assistants trained in: Occupational Therapy (fine motor skills), Talk Boost.

Specialist Facilities/Equipment to support SEND:

Hearing Loop in the hall and the gym.

Lift facilities up to first floor level.

Disabled toilet.

Computing tablets and specific software programmes.

Input from Occupational Therapist/Speech Therapist/Advisory Teachers/other specialist support services:

Sensory Support Services for hearing impaired & visually impaired

School Nurse

Breakfast and After School support:

Breakfast club is available from 8am for middle school and primary school - free to pupil premium pupils.

Homework club for middle school until 4.30pm Monday to Thursday.

After school clubs for Middle School.

Primary School - Activities and 'Chill Club' from 3.00 to 5.30, Monday to Friday.

INCLUSION:

How do you promote inclusion within the school? Including day and residential trips?

Lessons and trips are as inclusive as reasonably possible with adjustments made depending on need.

We provide support for pupils who have specific needs through the use of Teaching Assistants.

What proportion of children currently at the school have a SEND?

7% in St Paul’s Primary and 15% in St. Paul’s Middle Schools have SEND.

PARENT SUPPORT

INVOLVEMENT/LIAISON:

How do you involve/support the parents of children/YP with a SEND regarding and meeting their needs? How do you communicate their progress and areas of difficulty?

Staff including the SENCO’s are available for meetings with parents for children with SEND.

Parents are informed of the provision that their child receives.

How will school prepare children with SEND to join their next setting/college/stage of education or life?

There are transition plans in place for both primary to middle and middle to high schools. These take the form of extra visits before the transfer day.

OTHER INFORMATION:

What else do you think parents carers would like to know about your school?

We have high expectations of all pupils with regards to their learning and behaviour which focus on the core values of the school.

We expect parents to work in partnership with the school and support us with our high aims and expectations.

There are opportunities for small group tuition in both schools.

Peripatetic music tuition, sports coaching and cycling proficiency is available (music dependent upon payment of a fee).

 

See Northumberland County Council SEND Local Offer

See Primary School SEND information

See Middle School SEND information

See Accessibility Plan

 

COMPLETED BY:

(Name and position)

 

Mrs Maria Wilson Headteacher

Mrs Noreen Byrne SENCO,  Early Years Primary School

 

Mr Paul Chapman in SENDCO for Primary School

 

DATE COMPLETED:

30th June 2015

REVIEWED:

Next review date

July 2016

July 2017