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SEND at St Joseph's

At St Joseph’s, we are committed to ensuring that every child matters and will always recognise individual success.   All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.  Children with special educational needs are identified early and interventions put in place to address their barriers to learning.  Most interventions are run by qualified and experienced TAs.  Below is the SEN report alongside the Local Offer.  If you have any questions, then please contact:
Our SENCO is Mrs Natalie Guoite and you can contact her on .
Our link governor for SEN is Mrs Gabriella Tiley.

All pupils respond well to support and make good progress. Each term, meetings are held between the class teacher and parent to review the child's My Plan. If extra support or advice is required then the school may refer to external agencies.

If any parent needs further advice or support about their child's learning or behavioural needs then they are encouraged to speak to their child's class teacher in the first instance. Further information can be found in the SEND information report and SEND policy, by clicking on the links below.

If any parent has a complaint about their child's provision and support then they need to follow the complaints procedure, available on the 'policies' section under 'key information' or request a paper copy from the office

School Offer
Below are the links for the documents for the school's information report, the school's SEND policy and the accessibility plan for the academic year 2023-2024.
At St Joseph's, we also use the recommendations by the EEF, therefore embedding good practice across the school from EYFS to Year 6. Please see the recommendations by the EEF below:
Gloucestershire Local Offer
Below are the links for the Gloucestershire Local Offer, including the Gloucestershire Guidance Booklet.
Other Useful Information
It is a requirement for a school SENCO to hold the National Award for Special Educational Needs. Please see the document below for more information:
Other useful links for parents and carers