Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator:
Mrs Marcia Redhead is the SENDCo. at St. Andrew's Catholic Primary School. She is always available for any questions you may have concerning special educational needs and disabilities.
Our 2020/21 School SEND Information Report
St. Andrew’s is a mainstream primary school with no specialist provision for special educational needs and disabilities. All Lambeth maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a special educational need/s and or disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible and where families want this to happen.
St. Andrew's Catholic Primary School is committed to high achievement for all, supporting all children to reach their full potential. Our Catholic ethos and Gospel Values inspire an inclusive community where we are deeply committed to supporting pupils and families.
Our SEND school information report in the link below aims to describe how we provide support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
What is Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND)?
As stated in the SEND code of practice:
A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child or young person of compulsory school age is said to have SEND if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age.
- Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions. Many children who have SEND may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010. That is “a physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”
SEND is thought of in these 4 broad areas of need and support:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, mental and emotional health
- Sensory /physical
Children can access a range of targeted provision within school hours through class teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors. This may also include support from external professionals (Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist, Lambeth Autism Advisory Teacher, ConnectEd Mental Health Therapist, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant).
Who are the best people to talk to about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND)?
Your child’s class teacher (the first point of contact if you have any concerns)
Responsible for checking the progress of your child and with the SENDCo, identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo.) - Mrs Marcia Redhead
Responsible for coordinating all the support for children with SEND, and liaising with external professionals who may be coming into school to help support your child's learning.
What help and services are there in Lambeth for my child with SEND?
ParentLine is a messaging service for parents and carers of school aged children in Lambeth and Southwark. Parents and carers can message a school nurse to get confidential advice about their child's health related issues. School nurses work during school holiday periods, so you can get in touch then too. Find out more about the service and confidentiality on the Evelina London website.
The ParentLine number is 07520 631 130. This is a text number only and cannot receive phone calls.
If for any reason parents of pupils with SEND at St. Andrew's Catholic Primary School are not satisfied with arrangements for their child, and wish to make a complaint please follow our school complaints procedure.
If you have any further queries, please contact the school by:
Phone - 020 8769 4980
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org - FAO Mrs Marcia Redhead