Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

“There is a variety of gifts but always the same spirit: there are all sorts of service to be done but always the same Lord”
(1 Corinthians 12 4-7)

“…. The school – like the church itself – has special responsibility for those who are most in need.”
(The Easter People Sec.136 (1980)).

“Our commitment to Christ’s ministry and to the uniqueness of each individual leaves Catholic schools ideally placed to respond with imagination and sensitivity to those needs. Essential to that task will be a proper respect for the gifts and needs of each individual.”
(Evaluating the Distinctive nature of a Catholic School).

At Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Junior School we aim to facilitate maximum learning for all children whatever their age, ability, gender, race or background. Our mission statement states that we endeavour to help children become aware of and develop their abilities. It is our aim to provide a balanced curriculum for all, by differentiation and support. We will strive to involve parents and pupils in the decision making process and draw upon the advice of external agencies to provide the best support for children with SEN.

From the 1st September 2014 the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years came into force, subject to any transitional arrangements. This replaced the 2001 SEN Code of Practice. We have put together detailed information about our arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN in our SEN Information report.

If you have any questions about our provision, please contact our SENCo Mrs Beverstock on 01727 866668, or email senco@ssasjm.herts.sch.uk.

SEN Information Report

SEND Policy


Support for Parents

Click here for more information on how your child is supported in school and how you can support your child.

Click here for parent courses being run in the Autumn Term by Families in Focus.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

For more information, please visit The National Autistic Society or the Hertfordshire’s Parent Partnership.

Please click here for more information on attending problem solving sessions for parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Simple Solutions Sally Glossop

Lego Club for children with ASD/SEND

This lego club, for children with ASD or SEND (do not need to have a diagnosis to attend) runs monthly from 12-2pm at Fleetville Community Centre on the following dates

25 May, 15 June, no session in July & August, 21 September, 19 October, 16 November, 21 December

For further information please search for ‘Lego Club for children with Autism / Special Needs’ on facebook or call Gaye on 07948 621978.

Down’s Syndrome

For more information please visit the Down’s Syndrome website, or see the documents below.

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