St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School.

At St. Norbert’s we believe that all children have the right to accessing a broad and balanced curriculum.  We recognise that many children will experience special educational needs at some point during their school life as there are many factors which may contribute to a child experiencing difficulty in learning.  We are committed to working in collaboration with parents to ensure the needs of all children are met.

Definition of SEN: Department for Health & Education, January 2015 ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of practice

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her which is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.

Aims of SEND provision at St Norbert’s Primary School:

  • All children are given equal access to the curriculum and that each child’s achievements are valued.
  • We identify and assess children with SEND as early as possible.
  • All procedures for identifying children with SEND are known by everyone. There is involvement of the parents and child at every stage.
  • We provide differentiation within a balanced and broadly based curriculum, in a way which supports children with SEND. 
  • Records follow the child through the school which are clear, factual and up to date. 
  • We raise staff awareness and expertise through INSET and other CPD opportunities
  • There is adequate resourcing for SEN.
  • We maintain close links with the support services, other schools and agencies.

As of September 2014, all schools will be required to publish details of its SEN Information Report, detailing support for pupils with special educational needs and/or a disability to compliment the Lincolnshire Local Authority Local Offer.  The Local Offer has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the available provision and how to access it; and
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled children and those with SEN and service  providers in its development and review.

Below are details of the current school offer at St Norbert’s Primary School and the Local Offer for Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Local Offer 

Saint Norbert's SEN Information Report (Local Offer)

SEN Information Report

What do some of the acronyms that I see mean? 

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural Emotional & Social Difficulties

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

COP

Code of Practice

CP

Child Protection

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EHCP

Educational Health Care Plan

EP

Educational Psychologist

ESCO

Early Support Care Coordination

EWO

Education Welfare Officer

FSM

Free School Meals

G&T

Gifted and Talented

HI

Hearing Impairment

IM

Inclusion Manager

SEN Support

Special Educational needs Support

KS

Key Stage

LAC

Looked After Child

LEA

Local Education Authority

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC

National Curriculum

OT

Occupational Therapist

PSA

Parent Support Advisor

SaLT

Speech & Language Therapy

SEMH

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

SEND

Special Educational Needs & Disability

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulty

STT

Specialist Teaching Team

VI

Visual Impairment