At St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School we want every child to be the best that they can be and live life in all its fullness. We aim to recognise the individual needs of all pupils and give each of them access to an exciting and engaging curriculum and brilliant teaching and learning. Children need every opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.
Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. When planning lessons, your child's teacher will take account of this by looking carefully at how they organise their lessons, classroom, books and materials. The teacher will then choose suitable ways to help your child learn from a range of activities.
If you have any worries about your child, their learning, development, health or behaviour, please talk to your child’s class teacher. You may also want to talk with the person in school responsible for help for children with special educational needs and disabilities. This person is known as the SENDCo; at St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School the SENDCo is Mrs Lisa Brockbank. You can contact Lisa through your child's class teacher or the school office. You might want to contact the headteacher about your concerns.
You could ask them if:
If a child consistently has more difficulties in learning than most children of their age, there is plenty of help and advice available. Many children will have special needs of some kind during their education.
Please read our SEND Parent Information leaflet. Hopefully, this guidance will answer your key questions about support for children with additional needs.
Westmorland and Furness - SEND IAS Service
Please use this link to access information about SEND IAS. This service offers impartial information, advice, and support to children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers.
In this section, school will publish links and information to upcoming courses and events for parents to engage with. These might be ongoing or one-off events, so please keep popping back to see what's new. We will also send out text updates when these courses or opportunities are advertised.
Please also read our School Offer document and SEND Information Report. These statutory documents provide parents and families with information about how St Martin and St Mary's C of E Primary School puts our SEND Policy into practice. The contents explains our approach to support SEND children in school, assessing their needs, providing support and accessing additional expertise, help and funding.
Our Unitary Authority, Westmorland and Furness, also provide lots of support, guidance and information about meeting the needs of children with SEND and what to expect from both the county and our school. Please use these links to learn more about the Westmorland and Furness SEND Local Offer.
Please use the link below to access our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy. This provides even more detailed information about the approach we take in school to support children with additional needs. This policy can also be found under the Policies tab on the school website.