St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ


At Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy we strive to ensure that all children achieve their full potential.


At St Joseph's we are very proud of the hard work which goes into our SEND provision.  It is an area which all of our staff put in so much effort and hard work and it was lovely to see this recognised recently by a parental survey but don't just take our word for it please read what has been said about us and how our ethos and culture of inclusivity supports all.

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 E McCullagh.


Click the links below for more information.

SEND policy November 2019

SEND Information Report November 2019

SEND and the Local offer

SEN Code of Practice: 0-25 years

Special Education Needs and Disabilities guide for parents and carers

Disability and Accessibility Policy 

Disability Equality action and access plan

Parents supporting parents groups

Parents supporting parents group  0-5 yrs

Parents supporting parents group All ages

Family Hub leaflet

Tips for parents of children with Communication and Interaction difficulties 

SENDIASS leaflet

SENDIASS Young People leaflet

Parent Carer Workshops 2020

SEND Newsletter Autumn 2019

Letter from Minister with responsibility for SEND during COVID19 closures

View document minister_fords_open_letter_to_the_send_sector.pdf

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