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"Inclusion is prioritised at every opportunity and all members of the community are welcome, feel loved and are treated with dignity and respect."- RE Inspection, 2024.

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Gleave who can be contacted via the school office from Wednesday to Friday on 01925 811873 or by email: stbridgets_primary_senco@sch.warrington.gov.uk

If your query is urgent and Mrs Gleave is not available, please leave a message with our office staff who will alert someone who can assist you.

What is SEND?

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The SEND Code of Practice (2015) states ‘A child has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision- that is provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.'

There are 4 main areas;

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, mental and emotional health
  • Sensory and/or physical development

At St.Bridget's Catholic primary school we have excellent provision for all of our children who are on the SEND register. Our dedicated SENDCo is responsible for the day to day operation of our SEND policy. Our SENCO also supports staff, makes referrals to outside agencies, liaises with parents and makes requests for statutory assessments.

Our teachers, with the support of our teaching Assistants, create a positive environment that allows learners to develop their confidence and independence. Above all, each child is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in order to 'reach for the stars'.

We provide high-quality teaching and learning for all pupils. Teachers have developed a range of strategies that they can use flexibly in response to individual needs. We embrace: scaffolding, explicit instruction, technology, cognitive and metacognitive strategies and flexible grouping.Our ambitious curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced to provide the knowledge and skills for future learning and employment for all learners. 

"Leaders make sure that the curriculum is accessible to all pupils, including those with SEND. Pupils with SEND develop a secure body of subject knowledge. Leaders have implemented appropriate strategies for identifying and assessing pupils with SEND. They make sure that these pupils achieve as well as others in the school."- Ofsted, 2023

What do I do if I think my child may have SEND?

Parents and carers know their children best and we listen and understand when they express concerns about their child's development. 

We also listen and address any concerns raised by the child themselves. 

If you think your child may have SEND or requires additional support, please speak to your class teacher or arrange an appointment to speak to Mrs Gleave via the phone number and email provided above. 

SEND Local Offer

The new Warrington SEND Local Offer is available to view below.

For more information, follow the link to Warrington Family Services guide to the SEND Local Offer.


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