We are committed to high achievement for all, supporting pupils and families in ensuring the very best of opportunities are available to them.
Here is what two parents of children with SEND have said about St. Mary’s School:
This is an exceptionally good school in our opinion and we couldn’t be happier that our boys are students of St Mary’s. We are extremely satisfied, with the kindness, ethos and values of the staff (our teachers, headteacher and all other staff), who always promptly address any concerns and take relevant action; who always strive to help our kids in the most professional and targeted approach, addressing individual children’s needs. We are so grateful to the teachers and headteacher who inspire and teach our students and help them learn, love and respect. (Parent of a child in receipt of SEN Support)
My son is always encouraged to try his best, having the love and care of teachers, and being encouraged to be the best he can be, it shows him also that being proud of our achievements and being kind is the way forward. Such a wonderful school, with wonderful teachers and headteacher, all striving to do the best they can for our children. (Parent of a child with an EHCP)
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, ambitious learning experience, regardless of need. Our Accessibility Policy and Plan 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 activities at various times of the day; these include gardening, touch typing, choir and games club. These are primarily designed with individual children’s needs in mind e.g. the development of social skills and confidence with the ultimate goal of preparing the children with 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:
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.