SEND

Welcome to our SEND page (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

As an inclusive, mainstream Catholic First School, we recognise the gifts and needs of each individual as a valued part of our community.  Although it may be considered that all children at some point in their education have individual special needs, there are groups of pupils throughout the spectrum of ability who have further and additional individual requirements.  We are committed to working for quality and equality of opportunity for all pupils. We believe that every teacher is a teacher of every pupil; including those with SEND. 

“A pupil has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age”  

(SEND Code of Practice p.82)

Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator) is Mrs C Churchill.

SEN Policy

STM Information Report

Worcestershire County Council’s SEND Services 

Parents and carers can contact the local authority SEND services on: 

Telephone: 01905 8460000 

Email: sen@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk   

Worcestershire SEND Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. You can find out about resources, services, support, activities and events here:

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) 

Parents and carers can access impartial advice from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), please follow the link to their brand, new website: 

https://www.hwsendiass.co.uk/site/index.php

Telephone: 01905 768153  

Email: sendiass@worcestershire.gov.uk

Useful websites

Early Help

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20643/the_family_hub

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Service

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/childrens-speech-and-language-resources/

Autism

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/signs/children/

https://www.autism.org.uk/

ADHD

https://adhduk.co.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/

Mental Health

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-health/

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/