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Information about Special Educational Needs and Disability for Parents & Carers

Our School SENCo is:
Mrs Katy Odell
Telephone: 01553 774829..

Special Educational Needs and Disability

The SEN-D Code of Practice has been in place since the 1st September 2014.

The four broad areas of need:


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


Parent Partnership

If you would like to discuss your child’s needs with someone, you can contact the Norfolk Parent Partnership on:

Or call them on: 01603 704070

For more information about our Local Offer please visit our school website. For more information on Norfolk’s offer, please visit this website;

“Top-up” Funding

There is “Top-up” funding available for SEN-D pupils where an application process is taken through the school according to exceptional need.

This funding may be allocated to help towards equipment, resources, training for staff, specialist advice and support or some direct adult support for an individual or group of pupils with the same need.

Parents will be informed if applications for funding are to be made.



Our local offer

What St Martha’s Catholic Primary School can offer you and your child.

Someone to talk to; you can always speak to your child’s class teacher, SENCo or the Headteacher about any concerns you may have.

What are Special Educational Needs:

Something that makes learning more difficult than it is for most children of that age.

What are Disabilities:

Something that makes it difficult to take part in activities that most people would be able to do, and has a long term effect.

Supporting children with SEN-D at St. Martha’s Catholic Primary School

A special educational need can be a number of different things. For example, your child may be having problems with reading, maths or behaviour which our school can help with by putting extra support in at school and by working in partnership with you.

The interventions we offer to support our pupils include:


  • Time to talk
  • Sound Discovery
  • Elklan Speech Therapy
  • Numicon
  • Nurture group sessions
  • One to one support sessions for emotional well being
  • One plus (maths support)
  • Power of two (maths support)
  • Word Wasp (spelling programme)
  • One to one for Reading
  • One to one for Writing
  • Toe by Toe
  • Catch Up Reading program
  • Autism Friendly Classrooms


In our school and cluster we have access to a wide range of services including:


  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Autism Support Teacher
  • School Health including the school nurse, the asthma nurse and the epilepsy nurse
  • Occupational therapy
  • Vision or hearing impaired services
  • Behaviour support
  • School 2 school support
  • Cluster SEN-D lead


Our school recognises that you, as your child’s parent/carer, are the expert about them and we will involve you every step of the way.