At St Mary’s we work with children and their families who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our ambitions place SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum and provision is tailored to meet individual children’s needs. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability and to successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum.
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For more information about SEN in our school, please read the SEN Policy and the SEN Information Report below, which can be downloaded.
In addition, the School Accessibility Plan and a SEND Guide for Parents can be accessed here:
SEN Information Report
February 2023 SEN Information Letter
We believe that all pupils should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The National Curriculum Inclusion Statement states that teachers should set high expectations for every pupil, whatever their prior attainment. Teachers use appropriate assessment to set targets which are deliberately ambitious. Potential areas of difficulty are identified and addressed at the outset. Lessons are planned to address potential areas of difficulty and to remove barriers to pupil achievement. In many cases, such planning will mean that pupils with SEN and disabilities will be able to study the full national curriculum.
Rochdale Local Offer
Rochdale’s Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) outlines various forms of support to help your child. It describes the services and provision that are available both to those families in Rochdale that have an Education, Health and Care Plan and those who do not have a plan, but still experience some form of special educational need. You can access Rochdale’s Local Offer at: www.ourrochdale.org.uk/localoffer
The TASC (Team for Autism and Social Communication) is part of the Rochdale Additional Needs Service, which is available across the Borough to support and provide advice to mainstream schools and parents for the inclusion and participation of Children and Young People (CYP). The team works closely with schools in offering advice and support for children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
They have a helpline available Monday – Friday, 9-4
Over half term (week beginning 25th May) this will be Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12
Please feel free to call them for any help and advice.