SEND Provision and Inclusion

Who is responsible for SEND Provision at The Priory?

SENCo – Ms J Symonds –

Family Liaison/Assistant SENCo – Mrs H Smith –

SEND Governor – Mr K Packenham

Family SENCo – Mrs H Snelling

At the core of our school, The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy’s mission statement is:

‘A place to learn: have fun, grow and develop, in the light and love of Christ. Jesus said: “I am the vine; you are the branches” (John 15:5)

Our religious beliefs coined within Catholic social teaching are central to the provision throughout the whole school; and the foundation on which the ethos of the school is built.

We seek to fulfil our mission in genuine partnership with pupils, parents, governors, parish and community.

Our Aim

We aim to ensure all children receive a broad and balanced curriculum, one which is ambitious, well sequenced and which builds upon previous knowledge and skills. It is essential, that all children are given the opportunity to access this curriculum, which require staff members make adaptations for individual children. All children are fully included within whole-class planning, ensuring those children with SEND receive quality first teaching and have every opportunity to enjoy, achieve and succeed.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Learning Policy is underpinned by the principles of the SEND Code of Practice 2015.

SEN Local Offer

The Local Offer is a description of all the services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This information should set out what is normally available in schools to help children with SEN as well as highlighting what support is available for families who need additional help to support children with more complex needs.

Derbyshire Local Offer