Special Educational Needs at St Louis
At St Louis, we are committed to offering children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) access to a broad, balanced and relevant education, including the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum by:
- Ensuring all pupils have quality first teaching
- Working with outside agencies to ensure best practice when assessing needs and devising interventions
- Liaising with parents to ensure children’s needs are identified and met as early as possible
- Ensuring interventions for pupils are reviewed regularly to assess impact and that there is careful monitoring and assessment of pupils’ progress
- Ensuring that parents’ and pupils’ views are at the forefront in the process to raising standards of pupils with SEN
The SEN Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Edwards and she has the responsibility for all SEND pupils. Please contact your child's class teacher if you have any concerns regarding your child who will be happy to discuss your concerns with you.
The documentation and web-links below are intended to offer parents and carers information regarding how we support children with SEND at St Louis.
- St Louis Catholic Primary School SEN Report and Local Offer
- SEND Policy
- Somerset Choices Local Offer
SEND & COVID-19
Resources and Support
Many families are really worried about the Coronavirus situation. This is especially worrying for families who have vulnerable children and young people. Below are some resources that you may find helpful with supporting your child:
- Somerset Parent Carer Forum has set up a dedicated section on its site to share useful information from a variety of sources which can help support you and your family at this time. It’s a great resource which will be useful for all families – whether they have additional needs or not.
They also have some useful information on home schooling guidance, how to talk about Coronavirus to children and young people, and how to cope with challenging and difficult behaviour which might arise.
- The SEND Professional Advisory Services for Inclusion are collating a number of resources to support our children and families during this unprecedented time. Please click on the links below to access the resources.
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have created a range of resources in response to the Coronavirus, including videos and advice for young people, parents, carers, schools and colleges: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
- Feel Brave is a series of books designed to help 4- to 7 - year olds explore emotional intelligence and feelings. The books help children deal with anxiety, confidence issues, bullying, fears, change, loss and grief. These little stories about big feelings will help children develop the resilience they need to cope effectively with these important issues as they grow up. The accompanying teaching guide includes the text from the five books plus activities and ideas for developing the themes of each of the books: https://www.feelbrave.com/
- Somerset Services for Children & Young People have also put together a parent/carer toolkit to help support children's and young people mental health and well being. It can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.cypsomersethealth.org/?ks=1&page=supporting_parent_-_health_iii
- Critchill School have put together some additional resources including social stories, to support families during this difficult time. Please follow the link to access their website: Critchill School
- The DFE has also published a list of resources to support families at home including links to apps and helpful videos. To access the full list please click on the link: DFE