St Mary’s School is committed to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND). There is an expectation that all pupils regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
We are an inclusive school and will offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction needs, cognition and learning difficulties, social and emotional needs, health or sensory difficulties or physical needs. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils.
There is a range of support available and it will be tailored to individual need following thorough assessment by internal staff or external agencies. All interventions are designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners.
St Mary’s follows the SEND Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25, where the emphasis is on ensuring that all children participate, learn and make progress. This means using the graduated approach to ensure that the child’s needs are at the centre of all planning to secure good outcomes.
St Mary’s Primary School works closely with Hackney Learning Trust and other partner agencies to ensure that children and parents have access to a range of services. Please see the Hackney Local Offer to access further information, Hackney Local Offer