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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

See also: Local Offer for S.E.N.D.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Please find the SEND Policy here.

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, our aim is to enable all of our children to achieve their full potential. We believe that high quality teaching is vital; however, for some children there are occasions when further, additional support may be needed to help them reach their targets.

Our definition of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is when a child has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

Children have a learning disability if they:

  • Have a significant greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind, generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of Wakefield Local Authority.

Children are not automatically regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they are taught.

Within school, children are being continually assessed and reviewed by their class teacher. Where appropriate,  extra support and advice is given by our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) – Sarah Horan.

If you would like further information about our commitment to high quality provision for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, you can find our SEND policy on the school website, along with details of the school’s contribution to the Local Offer.

Any parents who have concerns about their child’s education should not hesitate to contact school and make an appointment to speak to Mrs Spencer, the Headteacher or Miss S Horan, the SENCo. We are always happy to meet with parents to discuss the progress of their children.


Click the following link for further information about 'The Local Offer in Wakefield', for children and young adults with Special Educational needs and/or disabilities, and their families.