Special Educational Needs and Disability
During these unforeseen circumstances please feel free to contact Mrs Taylor via the email address below. We will try and support you and your child as best as we can. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Department for Education has provided a list of websites to support your child during this time. There is also a list of websites to support children with Special Educational Needs. Click on the following link:
Lancashire Specialist Teacher Service have also produced documents to provide support to SEND children whilst they are at home. Please click on the documents below.
Keep safe and well
Our Special Needs Provision
St. Mary's R.C. Primary School and Pre- School is committed to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make progress. Our Catholic values and the 5ws ensure we provide a warm and welcoming environment for all our children, families, staff and visitors. We are caring and supportive, not just of one another, but of others in our society both close to home and across the World through our actions and by teaching them about love, forgiveness and kindness. We strive to act like Jesus would wherever we go and with whoever we are with. We do not just learn about our faith, we live out its principles in the way we treat each other and though other projects to ensure that we are acting out the Gospel values through our lives and becoming true missionary disciples. We currently have pupils with a variety of needs including hearing impairment, autism and other special educational needs. In line with our mission statement all the staff aim:
To promote children’s development by catering for their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and moral development.
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum having regard to the requirements of the National Curriculum.
To be aware of the needs of individual children, of their differing ages and abilities, and plan work accordingly.
To provide equal opportunities regardless of sex, race or culture.
To create a secure, attractive and happy environment, where children are respected as individuals and where pupils are encouraged to respect others and their environment.
To promote links with the community, with outside agencies, industry, local people and neighbouring schools.
To encourage parental involvement in the educational process and to offer opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the school.
We recognise that every teacher is a teacher of every child or person including those with SEN.
Families are directed to the Local Offer on the Lancashire’s SEND local Offer website www.lancashire.gov.uk/send which outlines how the school caters for pupils with SEND.
Read the latest news from across the SEND Partnership:
Our Local Offer
Family Liaison Office
Help and advice about special needs can also be requested from a Family Liaison Officer.
Family Liaison Officers are employed by the Lancashire Education Authority as part of the Customer Services Team. They can provide neutral information and support to parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs.
Contact details for Area East covering Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley are by telephone on:
01254 220547 or 01254 220775
Or you can write to them at:Area Education Office, The Globe Centre, St. James' Square, Accrington. BB5 0RE.