‘Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are well supported in the classroom by teachers and teaching assistants. These groups make good progress from their starting points reaching standards close to those of the same groups nationally. Some pupils reach above national standards.’ – Ofsted 2014
As a Catholic school we celebrate the unique contribution of each individual and are committed to the inclusion of all members of our community. We welcome and celebrate diversity in our community. We value all children and respond sensitively and appropriately to their educational, physical and emotional needs. The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of all children with SEND.
Teachers set high standards for all pupils regardless of their prior attainment, and high quality, differentiated teaching will meet the needs of the majority of children. We deem a pupil to have special educational needs when they require provision which is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.
Our Special Needs Policy, which may be viewed on request, sets out our aims and objectives in providing for the requirements of children with special needs. Our accessibility plan can be found on the policies page of the website.
If you would like to find out more about Special Educational Needs (SEN) at St Patrick’s, please read our SEN Information report which can be found below or contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs Tonia Robertson on 01252 542511.
The school is wheelchair accessible and we are very happy to offer assistance to any disabled visitor who may require additional support with parking arrangements or access. We have a reserved parking space for people with disabilities near to the school hall.
We respectfully advise that you telephone ahead on 01252 542511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of your requirements when making an appointment to visit the school.