Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

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 St Alban & Stephen Catholic Junior School we aim to facilitate maximum learning for every child, whatever their level of ability. 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.

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. It can be downloaded from below. If you have any questions about our provision, please contact our SENCO Mrs Beverstock.

SEN Information report September 2017

SEND Policy October 2017

Down’s Syndrome Did You Know Leaflet

Did you know… leaflet

Down’s Syndrome Your Questions Answered Leaflet

Your Questions Answered Leaflet

Autism Awareness Week 14-18th March 2016

As part of Autism Awareness week, on Wednesday 16th March the children wore onesies to school to mark ‘Onesie Wednesday’. During the course of the week all the classes completed some work in PSHE exploring Autism, the differences and similarities we all have or the impact that sensory processing difficulties can have on our everyday lives. For more information about Autism please see the link below.

Link to The National Autistic Society

Lego Club for children with Autism or Aspergers syndrome

This lego club, for children with Autism or Aspergers Syndrome, has been set up and is being run from 12-2pm at Fleetville Community Centre on the following dates

18th November 2017
16th December 2017
20th January 2018

For further information please search for ‘Lego Club for children with Autism / Aspergers’ on facebook or ask Mrs Beverstock for more details.

Termly review meetings for children at SEN Support or with a Statement of SEN or Education Health Care Plan

We have decided to introduce a new format for the paperwork produced at review meetings with our parents and children after a successful trial period.  This new format is now being used across the school.

SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 Parents and carers guide

Special Educational Needs and Disabilites guide for parents and carers

Information about Educational Psychologist drop in sessions for parents

Spring EP Consultations flyer

Information about support sessions for parents of children with ASC

A Pocock Surgeries – Spring and Summer 2015

Link to Hertfordshire’s Local Offer

Link to Hertfordshire’s Parent Partnership website

Link to Hertfordshire’s Additional Needs Database (H.A.N.D)

Special Educational Needs or Disabilities