Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
St Margaret Ward Catholic Primary School supports pupils with additional needs through a high standard of teaching in the classroom (known as quality first teaching), early identification of need and appropriate intervention.
Mrs Ezgu, who is our Special Educational Needs co-ordinator (SENCO), works alongside teachers, teaching assistants and senior leaders to ensure effective provision for those pupils through careful planning and regular reviews.
Some times a child may have an additional need for a short period. Through support mentioned above, they can usually make good progress to address the need.
This step-by-step process of identification and intervention is known as the Graduated Approach to Special Educational Needs. Trafford have produced this guide for parents.
According to the SEND Code of Practice (2015), a child has a special educational need if he or she:
- finds it harder to learn than most children of the same age, or
- has a disability which prevents them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
There is also a guide to the Code of Practice for parents - SEND: A guide for parents and carers
If you are concerned about any additional needs of your child, their class teacher will usually be your first point of contact to discuss these. Mrs Ezgu, as our school SENCO, can also be contacted through the school office.
School documents which explain our approach to special educational needs can be viewed below. These have been written taking into account local and national guidance.
Trafford Educational Psychology Service have collated a list of resources and services to help schools and parents during the Coronavirus crisis. These can be accessed via this link.
Trafford's Local Offer of support for children with Special Educational Needs or who are disabled can be viewed by clicking on the link.
The videos below also give more information.