At St. Mary’s, leaders take on or construct a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or high needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. We pride ourselves on having the same academic, technical or vocational ambitions for almost all learners. Where this is not practical – for example, for some learners with high levels of SEND – their curriculum is designed to be ambitious and bespoke to meet their needs (Linked to the EIF July 2021).
Senco at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is Mrs Roddy.
SEND Governor is Mr K Devlin.
There are now four broad areas of SEND, in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice they are:
- Communication & Interaction
- Cognition & Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Sensory and/ or Physical Difficulties
Further advice can be found on the Sunderland Local Offer page
Autism Outreach Team
The office is open from Monday 4th May from 10-2 and they are able to give advice and resources. The website is also helpful, and there is a link at the bottom of the page to resources and activities.