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Subject Statement

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. At St Peter’s we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school which caters for a diverse and complex range of educational, social and emotional needs. We recognise each young person as an individual and strive to support their needs, ensuring they have a positive school experience whilst achieving the best possible outcomes.

SEND needs may be identified prior to students starting at St Peter’s or they may be identified once they become members of St Peter’s School. Through high quality teaching, in class support, observations, data analysis, implementing cycles of ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ and working with professional agencies, we are able to identify and support the academic, social and emotional needs of our most vulnerable students.

SEND is categorised into four broad areas of need: (Links on left on website)

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Physical and sensory
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

In order to effectively provide for our students across these areas we may employ the following support roles:

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Cabin Teaching Assistants
  • Personal Assistants

We view communication as a vital element of helping any young person to be successful in their education and preparing them for their future lives beyond school. This is even more crucial for students with SEND. Therefore, we ensure communication between school, parents/carers and the young person are conducted regularly. Students with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and those identified as having specific additional needs are supported by a learning mentor who liaises between school, home and the child.

Despite the presence of any barriers to learning, we endeavour to provide equal opportunities for our students with SEND and encourage them to become active members of the school community by encouraging them to attend extra-curricular clubs and activities.


Julie Knibbs Assistant Head Of Inclusion/SENDCO: 

Nic Sawyer Assistant SENDCO/Lead of Nurture: 

Links to Useful Organisations: