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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Welcome to our SEND pages, providing information on the support we provide for students who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which St Ann’s Primary, Nursery and Early Learners School is able to support students with additional needs to reach their full potential.



At St Ann's we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. We believe that every child matters and during their journey with us we will ensure that they are happy, safe and enjoy their learning. In order to do this, many steps are taken to support them and as a school are committed to ensuring that all students make good progress.  

Quality First teaching is vital; however, for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. This may involve providing additional small group support after school and / or additional help within the school day, individually or in a small group, focusing on individual needs.

At St Ann's we commit ourselves to the principle that all teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND and offer a warm, nurturing learning environment to all our students. We also actively encourage parents/carers to get involved in their child’s learning to ensure that teaching and learning, the curriculum and achievement, meets the needs of all our students and prepares them for life beyond St Ann's Primary School.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) is  Mrs K Sherwen

Mrs Sherwen is available to meet with parents and carers to discuss any concerns they may have about their child's progress or development.  We encourage parents and carers to talk to their child's class teacher in the first instance.

Our Governor with responsibility for SEND is Reverend Shirley Cowan

Please email the school or ring the main office to make an appointment.

Telephone: 01925 632210                    Email: Stanns_Primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk

Admission Arrangements for Pupils with SEN or Disabilities

In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act pupils with disabilities are treated with equal rights with respect to admission. The school will make every practicable and reasonable alteration to buildings, learning environments, staffing and approach necessary to accommodate the admission of all pupils who request a place. In most cases, there will be a liaison with outside agencies including the local authority. Funding may be sought for exceptional cases. The above admission policy will be adhered to in all cases. To prevent a child with a disability being treated less favourably than other pupils we recommend the following:

· You contact the school’s SEN Co-ordinator at the earliest opportunity to discuss inclusion and admission arrangements.

· You visit the school prior to admission

· You raise any concerns you may have at the earliest opportunity.

If you are unsure of any of the above procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher or SENDCo.

Please click on the Accessibility Audit and Plan below for further information.

SEND peer to peer review - June 2022

Summary Statement from Peer to Peer Report 

It is the view of the review team that Warrington St Ann’s C of E Primary School has high aspirations for all learners including those with SEND.  It places great emphasis on early identification and intervention and pupil progress is tracked efficiently and effectively. It has a warm, inclusive atmosphere with highly-trained, dedicated and knowledgeable staff who strive to provide the best opportunities for their pupils and work as a team to close the gap between those learners and their peers. They are passionate about SEND and are committed to equipping their SEND children with the skills required for lifelong learning and functional skills for transitioning to High School. All reviewers stated that it was a pleasure to review such an inclusive and effective school.

Ambitions for All - Adaptive Teaching in the curriculum

Committed To Inclusion certificate 2024

Click on the following topics for further information

Guide for Parents and Carers:

SEND guide for parents - This guide sets out the law for those with special educational needs or a disability. It was produced by the Department for Education (DfE) and Mencap, 2014

Special Educational Needs and Disabiities guide for Parents and Carers - This document, Special educational needs and disability, is produced as a guide for parents and carers, published in August 2014, by the DfE.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of our provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities, or our accessibility plan, please do not hesitate to contact our Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo), Mrs Sherwen at school, or speak to your child's class teacher.

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