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Information about Special Educational Needs and Disability for Parents & Carers

Our School SENDCo is:
Mrs P Shine
Telephone: 01553 774829


Special Educational Needs and Disability

The SEND Code of Practice has been in place since the January 2015

The four broad areas of need:

·        Communication and interaction

·        Cognition and learning

·        Social, emotional and mental health

·        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 SEND 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.

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, SENDCo or the Headteacher about any concerns you may have.

Special Educational Needs:

'A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.' (CoP, 2015)


'Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is ‘…a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’' (CoP, 2015)

Supporting children with SEND 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:


English Interventions                                                                                 Mental health Interventions

                                                                                                                       Rainbows bereavement group

Toe by Toe                                                                                                    PATHS

Handwriting                                                                                                  Nurture groups

Word Wasp                                                                                               Wellbeing hour

Dyslexia Gold                                                                                             

Catch up Literacy                                                                                    Physical and/or sensory

Spelling shed                                                                                           Sensory Circuits

One to one support                                                                               Use of sensory room

Maths Interventions

Plus one

Power of 2

Catch up Numeracy

One to one support

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 diabetes nurse

·        Occupational therapy

·        Vision or hearing impaired services

·        Behaviour support

·        School 2 school support 

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. If you would like to be part of the SEN Information page on Class Dojo, please let you class teacher know.