SEN/ Learning Support - Junior School

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities/Learning Support in the Junior School

Here at St. Lawrence College, we aspire to promote inclusive education throughout the school and cater for the needs of each one of our students.

All our teachers are teachers of SEND, thus differentiation comprises an integral part of their teaching; this may involve multi-sensory and creative approaches, which facilitate an effective and productive learning environment.

We respect that every child is unique -we have pupils of varying skills and abilities, and it is essential that we identify their additional learning needs through observations or screening. Through this, we make sure that we are always aware of pupils who require additional support to achieve their potential and reach their goals.

we create individually tailored educational programmes to meet our pupils’ needs...

For some pupils, the additional support may be temporary, whilst others may require assistance on a more long-term basis, either through in-class support, one-to-one withdrawal or teaching in a small group. In each and every case, we create individually tailored educational programmes to meet our pupils’ needs where necessary.

We have a committed learning support team consisting of an experienced Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), a Learning Support Coordinator as well as experienced learning support assistants.

We aim to provide an environment that promotes self-confidence and personal success, by identifying children’s strengths and encouraging them to make the most of the areas they excel in. We work with them to build on key skills that give them access to the curriculum at the level they are able to reach. Our SEND policy outlines our code of practice here at SLC.

As always, we listen to parents, advise accordingly and act on their concerns. We also regularly liaise with external specialists in order to gain better understanding of our pupils’ needs