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SEND

At St.Peter's we are passionate about inclusion for all children. Each individual child is at the centre of our planning; we are committed to putting in the right support and appropriate provision to meet each child's individual needs. Our aim is to enable each child to reach their potential.

At St.Peter's, we are committed to:

  • Understanding each child's individual needs and catering for them;
  • Using a range of specialised strategies and interventions to support individual learners;
  • Developing an inclusive community and ethos where each child feels a sense of belonging;
  • Celebrating and embracing our differences and diversity and what each child brings to our community;
  • Building close partnerships with parents to work together to support each child.

What do we mean by Special Educational Needs?

A child has Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.  They may have: 

  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning that the majority of children of the same age;
  • A disability that prevents them from making full use of the educational facilities generally provided for other children of the same school age.

They may have difficulty in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Communication and interaction;
  • Cognition and learning;
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health;
  • Sensory and Physical. 

You can have a look at all the exciting activities we get up to here

Meet the SENCo

Mrs Jenner - SENCO 

With extensive classroom experience and SENCo qualification, I am passionate about creating an inclusive school environment in which each child can succeed.  I work very closely with parents and external agencies to support each child with SEND.  If you would like to discuss your child, please contact me on VJenner@st-peters.kent.sch.uk 

Staff SEN Champions

We have staff SEN champions for ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia and Speech and Language.  They are an ambassador for their area of SEN, helping to extend knowledge and promote understanding across the school.

Mrs Vasilev

ASD Champion

Miss Rawlings

ADHD Champion

Mrs Woods

Dyslexia Champion

Mrs Harriss

Speech and Language Champion

 

SEN working party 

The SENCo and 4 parents run a SEN working party.  We meet 4 times a year to review SEN provision and to look at how to promote and embed inclusion across the school.  In 2022-2023, we reviewed transition, self-esteem and parental involvement.  One example of a new initiative inspired from our discussions is that every child on the SEN register now has a pupil passport which they have taken with them into their new class.

 

Emma Bruton

 

Fiona Greenaway

Kate Tovey

Natasha Sands

 

Meeting minutes 2022 - 2023

Sen Working Party Meeting 1

Sen Working Party Meeting 2

Sen Working Party Meeting 3

Sen Working Party Meeting 4

 

Meeting minutes 2023 - 2024

Sen Parent Working Meeting 1

 

Parent talks

We run parent talks and coffee mornings to share useful information and strategies for parents.   It is also an excellent opportunity for parents to meet and share experiences.  In March 2023, we ran a parent talk with guest speakers from the local SENShub, Space2Bme and Aspens.  

Parent talks in 2023/2024: 

  • 'A peaceful school run', led by Una Archer, Educational Psychologist, on Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 9am

Please find the powerpoint for A Peaceful School Run which was held on Wednesday 6th December 2023

  • 'Empowering girls to resolve their friendship issues' webinar, on Friday 19th January 2024 at 9.00am.
  • ASD workshop, led by Space 2 be me, on Friday 22nd March 2024 at 9.15am.
  • ADHD workshop, led by Space 2 be me, on Friday 26th April 2024 at 9.15am.
  • Coming soon....SENShub parent drop in session here at St.Peter's. 

 

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