Special Educational Needs and Disability
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Academy is committed to the process of removing barriers to achievement for students who may require additional provision and resources to support their learning. We aim to be an inclusive school and believe that all students, including those identified as having special educational or a disability, have a common entitlement to a broad, balanced academic and social curriculum. This should be accessible to them and fully include them in all aspects of school life.
Students with special educational needs have learning difficulties or disabilities that may make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age.
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice lies at the heart of our school’s SEN policy and sets out the processes and procedures that all organisations should follow to meet the needs of students. The Government produced a new special needs and disability (SEND) Code of Practice which was implemented in September 2014. The Code describes a graduated approach that recognises that students learn in different ways and can have different kinds of SEND. SEN support is the new category for additional support for students with special educational needs.
Currently, if further support is needed for a child the school, or parent, may request a statutory assessment of special needs.
For further details about SEN support at St Peter and St Paul Catholic Academy, please see the school SEND Information Report.