Every primary school class has a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment. This takes account of the wide range of abilities and interests of each child. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainment and achievement in specific subjects falls significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

At St Joseph's, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils that challenges learning, responds to all learning needs and overcomes potential barriers. 

Children have a learning difficulty if they: 

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children at the same age
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities generally provided for children of the same age. This may relate to impairments in communication and interaction, cognition and learning, behavioural, emotional and social development and / or sensory or physical needs.

For children who have a specific barrier to learning our SEND Policy outlines the educational support we provide.

Please refer to the additional documentation.

Our SENDCo at St Joseph's is Miss Dewhurst and our SEND Governor is Mr Joy.

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

50 Bournes Row,
Gregson Lane,
Danielle Dewhurst
01254 853473 [email protected]