Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Special Needs and Disability Coordinator / Inclusion Lead: Mrs Gill Harrowven
Each child brings a range of individual experiences to school and some may have needs which require different forms of support. At St. Augustine’s we aim to recognise all strengths of our children and use them as a foundation for future learning.
Some children will require extra support if they are to fully explore and learn from the world around them. Progress within the National Curriculum is closely monitored so that individual needs can be met. We use the 'assess, plan, do, review' model to plan provision for a child with SEND. The child can provide their views in this process whenever possible.
For those children who need extra support to learn in their class setting, the school SENDCo will work with the class teacher to plan the best provision to meet the child's needs and to provide any advice and support for parents as it is required. When class assessments show further support is required, the SENDCo can seek a specialist consultation or assessment visit by any of the following: a dedicated Educational Psychologist, Inclusion Team Advisor, Specialist School or SRB Outreach Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Dyslexia Specialist Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist or Occupational Therapist to advise on provision for specific needs. Our Parent Support Advisor is always available to support families and children who are experiencing social or emotional difficulties and to provide advice where it is required.
It is part of our ethos to provide a caring and welcoming environment wherein everyone’s talents are recognised and developed. The school’s admission policy does not discriminate against pupils with disabilities or medical conditions and all pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum.
The school single floor layout allows disabled access to all areas of the building. There are paved pathways or slopes to allow direct access to most outside areas.