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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Teaching Philosophy


St Mary's endeavours to respect the uniqueness and needs of individual children, teachers and all other people who have an involvement in the school community. To achieve this aim the school will design and develop school policies to meet individual needs and assess and identify these needs in the light of the child's ability, talents and past experience, allowing for their spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth. We want to encourage and develop abilities and talents so that each child leaves the school with a positive self-image and a sense of personal achievement. We aim to set a high standard for the children and encourage a sense of pride and respect in all that they do. 


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and Able, Gifted & Talented


Please refer to our School Prospectus for full details of our SEND and our Able, Gifted & Talented teaching philosophy.


You would be very welcome to read our school Special Needs & Disability Policy and our SEND Information Report and to discuss any aspects of these documents with the Headteacher or the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) Mrs A Kemp.


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Equal Opportunities/Disability & Gender Equality


St Mary's has an Equality Statement, Disability Equality Scheme and a Gender Equality Scheme that support equal opportunities for pupils, staff, parents and visitors to the school. Our Equal Opportunities/Disability Equality Policies are available to view.  


If you or your child has any particular need, or concern, please let us know at the earliest opportunity, so that we may work together with you/or your child. All pupils at the school are given opportunities to fulfil their potential in all curriculum areas by using a variety of different teaching and learning styles.


All pupils are given access to the whole curriculum including all educational experiences and extra-curricular activities. Positive attitudes to gender, cultural diversity and special needs of all kinds are expressed in the curriculum. All achievements of pupils are valued by being positively acknowledged. Pupils are prepared for life in a multi-cultural society.