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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at St Mary's CEVA Primary School


At St Mary’s Primary, we aim to provide the best education possible for all children, regardless of their starting point. We work closely with parents and carers, recognising the important role they play in their child’s education. Sometimes children need extra support and there are systems in school to make sure that this support helps them thrive in school.  


Any questions please contact Claire Adams our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENDCo)

I am available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

01454 866760


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The SEND Covid helpline for parents is open as an email box. Parents can email the helpline with their queries and leave their phone number. An appropriate professional will ring them back. This aims to support communication with schools and agencies and to answer parent’s queries. The email address is
What our parents say:

“The teachers and staff at St Mary’s have been instrumental in getting my son to the stage he is currently at. The ongoing support and encouragement my child and I receive is constant. I feel that we (my child and I) are so lucky to be part of St Mary’s. The smaller classes and family values make St Mary’s a place where my child loves to be.”

"My daughter has complex additional needs and initially started at St. Mary’s without a statement in place. The school were quick to identify that she would benefit from having a statement and that her ability to learn would be improved. Prior to and during the statementing process the school could not have been more supportive. They were very open and honest about what her needs were and flexible in meeting them. The daily liaison between school and home has been invaluable and she is now thriving at school"


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All children at St Mary's have opportunities to learn simple everyday Makaton signs to aid communication with all their peers. We also have a Makaton club, where some children learn a wider range of signs and help teach them to others.

Makaton is useful at snack-time!

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We have recently created a dedicated sensory room for children to use for movement breaks, sensory diet activities and for quiet time.

Planned sensory diet breaks to improve concentration, coordination and learning

Using concrete and visual resources to support learning

Some of our intervention programmes

Key Information for Parents

Useful resources for parents

This leaflet, funded by the Department for Education, is intended to help build partnership between families and the school. The aim is to provide families with questions to ask of schools, and empower them in having successful discussions about whether additional input at the SEN Support level is required and what that  might mean.

SEND information report 2020/21