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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) at St Laurence School

St Laurence is a fully inclusive school, and we work alongside the Governing Body, Local Authority, and health professionals to find the most appropriate and effective support for the students within our care.

The Special Educational Needs team comprises experienced staff who work closely together, offering a wide range of provision across all year groups in the school.

This includes:

  • In-class, TA support.

  • Sessions to boost social skills, emotional well-being, and self-esteem, including Art and Music Expression and Lego© Therapy.

  • Literacy, numeracy, and core intervention programmes.

  • Study Support and The Den where students can benefit from a more personalised curriculum, or just enjoy social time in a safe, supervised environment.

  • Homework support.

All our members of staff have a responsibility to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to attain their maximum potential in all aspects of the curriculum. St Laurence School is committed to the ongoing training and development of all our staff.

Ms Holly Whittle (SENDCo) has overall responsibility for all areas of Special Educational Needs. Our Deputy SENDCo is Mrs Rachel Offiler who coordinates meetings and responds to a wide variety of SEN issues/queries on a day-to-day basis along with Mrs Dawn Maguire (Assistant SENDCo). The SENDCo Team work closely together to lead, manage and coordinate provision.

Mrs Jo Mumford (Dyslexia and Speech and Language Specialist) oversees the dyslexia testing in the school and provides speech and language support, offering advice and guidance for students, staff and parents.

Ms Whittle also organises the school’s Access Arrangements for public examinations.

If you have any questions concerning special educational needs, please feel free to contact our Department.

Paper copies of all information contained on this website are available on request.

SEND Policy

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