SEND Information

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Senco:- Mrs K Taylor


At St. Mary’s R.C. primary School we are committed to working together with all members of our school community. We believe in achievement for all. We want all adults and children to participate in learning and we celebrate all members of our community. We strive to create an inclusive culture in our school and we aim to be responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills, so that all children regardless of individual need make the best possible progress.

We value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in school. We aim to create a learning environment which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community.


We monitor progress of all learners; adults continually assess, plan, do and review to ensure learning is taking place. Our whole school system for monitoring progress includes regular pupil progress meetings. Some of our pupils may require additional support so that they can access the curriculum and make progress at their own level. This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014.



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 or depending on your address Blackburn with Darwen Local offer website: SEN and Disability | Blackburn with Darwen Local Offer ( 

which outlines how the school caters for pupils with SEND.


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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.