Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St John’s C of E Primary School, we are proud of our inclusive, nurturing ethos. We are committed to children achieving their full potential and believe this is gained through outstanding teaching, high expectations of behaviour and an environment where they feel happy, safe, valued and respected.
 

All pupils receive high quality teaching using a range of approaches to ensure the curriculum matches their needs. Children sometimes experience difficulties in their learning and require additional support to accelerate their progress to enable them to work at or above age related expectations.

 Our Inclusion Lead, Mrs Fletcher, works closely with class teachers and parents to identify at the earliest opportunity children who may need additional support. We then decide on appropriate support options, strategies and interventions. We regularly review the provision we put in place to ensure we are supporting children to make the best possible progress in their learning.

Teaching throughout the school is differentiated to meet the needs of all and our high percentage of adult to child ratio means an abundance of high quality support is available.

SEND support encompasses all areas of the child's development which include:

  • if the pupil has a cognition or learning need

  • if the pupil has a social, emotional or mental health needs

  • if the pupil has a physical, medical or sensory need

  • if the pupil has social communication or language needs

We value the partnership between home and school and encourage parents to share concerns or information as soon as a need arises. We are always there to listen and advise.

Our Inclusion Lead is Mrs Katie Fletcher. She can be contacted via email senco@stjohnsdorking.uk or by telephoning the school office on 01306 884506

Our Speech and Language Specialist and Assistant Inclusion Lead is Mrs Louise Buckland. Her email address is lbuckland@stjohnsdorking.uk

Our link governor for SEND is Sophie Short. Her email address is sshort@stjohnsdorking.uk
 

Helpful Links:

Surrey's Local Offer provides a single point of access to clear and comprehensive information about services and provision that is available for children and young people from birth to 25 years of age who have a special educational need and/or disability (SEND). Details can be found on the Surrey local offer website https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/home.page

Additional support for parents can also be found at https://www.sendadvicesurrey.org.uk/