All schools have a duty to be accessible and inclusive for the children within their community. It is our job to support parents in providing the best possible education for children. For the vast majority of children that will be through attending their local mainstream school. For a small number of children their needs may be better met at an alternative setting. In those circumstances we have a role to support parents in identifying and accessing what is best for their child.
All children are individuals and their abilities in each area of the curriculum vary across a wide spectrum. Class teachers are used to providing lessons and activities which ensure good progress for pupils whatever their level of ability. However, there are situations where a child’s needs are such that it is difficult for a class teacher to provide appropriately for them without additional and/or specialist support. This is usually when a child is described as having ‘special needs’.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDco) is : Mrs Rebecca Hunter (Head teacher) who support staff in providing the best support for children on the SEND register at St. John's.
The Governor with responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is: Mrs Dawn Garrity.
Please click on the links below to find out more information about SEND in Rochdale and here at St. John's.
Rochdale's Local Offer
Under the new legislation of the Families Bill 2014, every local authority has to display their offer of Special Needs Provision and services available. The Local Offer Report is the Local Authorities’ way of providing parents with information about how children with additional needs are provided for in Rochdale.
St. John's SEND Offer
St. John’s CE School is an inclusive school that welcomes and celebrates diversity. We recognise that EVERY child has the opportunity to be successful with their learning and they can achieve their very best. We ensure that all pupils are included in all aspects of learning and school life throughout our school. It is our aim to meet the needs of all children through high quality teaching with clear differentiation. From time to time some children may require extra support, that is different from or additional to that provided for all children, to help meet their needs. At all stages both the children and their families will be updated with the progress they are making.