Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible outcomes for all our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is co-ordinated by Mrs. L Hemming. The governor responsible for Special Educational needs is Mrs. J Walton.

For most children, the universal provision available in every class will enable them to make progress. Children with special educational needs and disabilities[SEND] may need more targeted provision to make progress. A small number of children may have significant complex needs and the Local Authority may have agreed an Education, Health and Care Plan [EHCP] detailing their needs and provision.

St. Mary’s liaises with many external agencies where further advice is needed to support children with special educational needs and disabilities. These include:

  • Educational psychology service
  • Community paediatrics
  • School nurse service
  • Speech and language therapy service
  • Occupational health service
  • Physiotherapy service
  • Sensory impairment service
  • The Autism Team

School shares any concerns with parents and asks for consent before any of the above agencies are consulted.

If parents or carers have any concerns about their child, they should contact the class teacher in the first instance.

Further information:

Every Child A Reader [ECAR] section of this website – Cheshire East Information Advice and Support: ceias.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Cheshire East Information Advice and Support is a service for children and young people who have special educational needs or disability and their families.

Cheshire East Local Offer for SEND cheshireeast.gov.uk/localoffer

For policies linked to Special Education Needs and Disabilities, please refer to: Our Policies

  • Special Education Needs Policy
  • Supporting pupils with medical conditions

Accessibility Plan Part A 2016-2019
Accessibility Action Plan Part B 2016-2019
SEND Code Of Practice January 2015
SEND Information Report 2019-2020
SEND Information booklet for parents
SEN Resources May 2020
Together we can get ready to go back to our Setting
Temporary amendments to EHC Plans Parents Information
Returning to School SEN Guide