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Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Staff at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School aim to develop and improve upon the inclusive culture which is already well established within the school. Our school SENCo is Mrs Laura Kildare.
We interpret ‘inclusion’ therefore in its widest sense, as a process whereby the school continually seeks to offer equal opportunities for participation and success to all its pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, ability and attainment, behaviour or background.
The philosophy of the school is that it caters for the needs of all the children attending Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School. We utilise our own resources and those of outside agencies. We believe in the rights of the child to receive the best education that we can give and one that best meets their needs. To this end it is necessary to work in partnership with both parents and child.
If a child has Special Educational Needs we will ensure the use of all our resources to help the child. We will also organise external resources to aid the child.Aims for Children with Special Educational needs
1. We aim to meet the needs of all children in the school.
2. We aim to ensure that all children receive a balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.
3. That education to those identified as having Special Needs is delivered in the correct manner: Where possible children are taught in their usual groups.
4. The individual skills of the teachers are used to ensure access to the National Curriculum for all children.
5. A Partnership is formed between the parents, the teachers and the child to ensure a positive attitude to learning and a joint recognition of the child’s needs.
6.We aim to maintain the esteem of a child with Special Educational Needs.
“Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs receive excellent support from teachers and teaching assistants. Any additional needs are met well because they are identified early. External agencies are consulted if necessary and well-focused interventions are put into place. As a result, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good and sometimes outstanding progress.” OFSTED JUNE 2015
Gifted and Talented Children
The term ‘gifted’ refers to a child who has a broad range of achievement at a very high level. Those children who are gifted often have very well-developed learning skills. The term ‘talented’ refers to a child who excels in one or more specific fields, such as sport or music.
At our school Pupils working at high levels of achievement may be recognised as Gifted and talented.
Close liaison is maintained with parents so that appropriate enrichment programmes can be implemented to meet a child’s particular need.