Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Beliefs and values

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is an inclusive community that aims to support and welcome each individual as a valued part of our community.  Although it may be considered that all children at some point in their education have individual special needs, there are groups of pupils throughout the spectrum of ability who have further and additional individual requirements.  We are committed to working for quality and equality of opportunity for all pupils. We believe that every teacher is a teacher of every pupil; including those with SEND.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School ensures that all pupils are able to participate in the school's curriculum and where the curriculum may not meet the needs of the individual an alternative provision will be provided.

SENCO: Mrs J McDonagh

SEN Governor: Mr C Taylor

Family Learning Courses for 2022

A new list of courses for Family Learning for 2022 has been published.   Courses include:

• SEND - Understanding Dyslexia

• SEND - Managing Mindfulness

• SEND - positive behaviour strategies

• Early Phonics for Parents

• Family Wellness

• Art for Parents

• Art for your child - ideas for parents

• Family Cooking Class • Cooking on a budget

• Communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Our courses are FREE on our concession criteria if:

• The parent earns less than £17,000 per year  

• The parent is unemployed and on benefits

• Their child is known to the school SENCo

• Their child receives Free School Meals

• The course would improve their health and wellbeing

They can book on by searching for the course title at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses or by phoning 01905 728537 for support.

Support available from Worcestershire Children First:

Here2Help http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/Here2Help 

Food and Supplies - Unable to obtain food and supplies (including specific food and supplies). Health and Medication - Help with collecting medicine and prescriptions. Commitments - Including childcare, pets and transport Connectivity and Entertainment - Internet access; Ideas for entertaining children.

SEND - Information for Parents

What is an Educational Health and Social Care Plan (EHCP)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axMjmY1-7WU

What is and EHCP and What is it for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ughC-a5RhAc

Worcestershire Local Offer http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20536/education_schools_and_colleges_send_local_offer

SENDIASS Worcestershire Parental Support http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

IPSEA Legal support and Advice for Parents: https://www.ipsea.org.uk/news/ipsea-update-on-covid-19-school-closures-and-sen-provision

Parent Led Information SEND Website: https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/

Speech and Language Support: https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/childrens-speech-and-language-resources/

Help and Support for Behaviour https://www.perryfieldsprimarypru.com/outreach-toolkit/

Ian Bean SEN ICT Resources https://www.ianbean.co.uk/senict-members-resource-portal/

Starting Well https://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/support-during-covid19 

Language Development:  Brain Parade http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Sensory APPs: Sensory APP House https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

Learning Activities: Help Kids Learn https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Communication: Visuals 2 go https://www.visuals2go.com/

Supporting Motor Skills: Lincolnshire Community Health Service  https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/application/files/2915/2285/5110/1st_Move.pdf

Supporting Writing: Literacy Shed https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

Supporting English: Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/

Supporting Maths: Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/

Supporting Maths: Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Speech and Language Support: https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/childrens-speech-and-language-resources/







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