At Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy we strive to ensure that all children achieve their full potential.
In order to do this many steps are taken to support our pupils through their learning journey. Quality first teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed and they may then be identified as a pupil with a ‘special educational need.’
Since September 2014 the 'New SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years' states that all local authorities should publish their local offer which provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from the local authority. This ensures parents know what is available to support the needs of their child/children.
At St Joseph's we are committed to ensuring disability equality, which is reflected in our missions statement, 'We value all in the name of Jesus the Christ'. We aim to continue to develop inclusion and diversity for all, which supports everyone regardless of the Special Educational Need and Disability, to participate fully in school life.
We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school environment is as accessible as possible for all and to remove barriers. St Joseph's is committed to removing these barriers not just in the environment but in teaching and learning so that all children will be supported to achieve their potential.
If you have any questions regarding special educational needs or, if you are worried or concerned about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher or our SEND co-ordinator, Mrs K Keys.