Our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) co-ordinates all the screening for and work with children with special educational needs. These needs may lie in the areas of communication or interaction; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental health difficulties; or sensory and/or physical needs. Children are identified at admission, through biennial class screening or referral by the class teacher.
Children receiving support of any kind from the Learning Support Department are entered in the SEN register as receiving SEN support, so as to monitor the child’s progress and the outcomes of strategies put in place to support learning. Children may be recommended support through one-to-one or small-group learning support or other specialist lessons or therapies.
Should it become clear that any child needs additional support or diagnostic screening, advice will be sought from outside agencies. If necessary an Education, Health and Care Plan may be applied for. The additional cost of some extra classes and screening or assessments is met by the parents unless the child has an EHC Plan.
If you have any queries regarding Special Educational Needs in St Paul’s Steiner School, please make an appointment to speak to the SENCo.