Special Educational Needs


Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Leader is Sophie Massey, she can be contacted by telephoning the school office or email s.massey@stmichaelsprimary.co.uk.

As a school we do everything we can to ensure that every child attending our school can succeed. We recognise that the parent is the child’s first educator and this role is even more important when a child has specific physical, emotional or learning needs. We work closely with parents to make sure that their child can succeed from day one. We are fully committed to providing all children with equal access to a broad, balanced curriculum. We recognise that each child has their own set of needs and particular learning styles, and therefore differentiate delivery of information, work set and the level of support offered to each child. We aim to identify children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) we support the process of acquiring an Education Health care plan designed to enhance their access to the curriculum provided. The school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) liaises with parents, specialist services and the teachers to help devise and implement specific targets and interventions. All staff work together to provide a caring environment, within which, the contributions of all pupils and parents are valued. Staff maintain high expectations for all pupils and continuously provide opportunities for them to succeed and build their self-esteem. The building and facilities have been adapted where necessary to ensure that we comply with disability regulations. Our SEN Policy, practice and provision is reviewed annually in compliance with The Disability Equality Duty. Additional information is available in the School Offer document which can be found below.
The Local Authority also provides services and support for children with special needs. This is know as the Essex Local Offer. A link to the website can be found by clicking here. 
 SEND Policy Autumn 2020.pdfDownload
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