Explore our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision.
As of September 2019, Miss Caroline Goringe will be taking on the SENCO role at St. Mary’s. Mrs Constantinou will continue to oversee Inclusion under her headship responsibilities. Miss Goringe is school based Wednesdays to Fridays each week.
Our 2019/20 School SEN Information Report
Our SEN Information Report highlights some of the key points identified in the Code of Practice 2014 (section 6.79). For more detailed information, please see our SEND and Inclusion Policy here.
We are committed to high achievement for all, supporting pupils and families in ensuring the very best of opportunities are available to them.
At St. Mary’s, we firmly believe that all children have an entitlement to be educated alongside their peers. As an inclusive community, we are deeply committed to removing the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. Inspired by our Christian vision and values, equality of opportunity is a reality for all our children within school and our dedicated team work relentlessly to ensure that all children have the right to a fulfilling learning experience, regardless of need. Our Accessibility Policy and Plan 2019 describes how we strive to achieve this.
Our SEN School Information Report (in the form of the links below) aims to describe how we provide support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Click on any of the links below to view our school’s specific provision across a wide range of additional needs.
Click here to locate more information on school admissions including for pupils with SEN. The Governors will consider a place to a Child with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names St. Mary’s (in accordance with the admissions policy).
Children access targeted provision in the form of clubs at various times of the day; these include gardening club, touch typing and games club. These are primarily designed with individual children’s needs in mind e.g. the development of social skills, with the ultimate goal of preparing the children with purposeful skills for life.
Guidance and Support: Children’s Mental Health
www.childline.org.uk/kids is a great website for children to access support, advice and activities to support good mental health.
If you are worried about your child’s mental health, please speak to a member of staff at school immediately. Here is some additional information for parents from the charity Place2Be.
For recommendations of apps to support children’s mental health click here.
Further SEN information and guidance for parents can be found on the following websites:
Click here to view Barnet Local Authority’s SEN page and Local Offer
Parent Partnership Barnet now called Barnet SEND Information, Advice & Support Service (SIASS) offers free, confidential, impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special and additional educational needs via telephone or face-to-face meetings.
In addition, click on either of the links below for direct access to the Department for Education revised documentation on Special Educational Needs and also on the link to an SEN newsletter.
If for any reason parents of pupils with SEND at St. Mary’s are not satisfied with arrangements for their child, and wish to make a complaint, please see the Who To Talk To section of the website for guidance.