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St Lawrence

Catholic Primary School

"Our school is a place where we all come together as one community to learn, have fun and make lasting friendships all under God's love and care."

What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in this school?

Children at St Lawrence’s will get support that is specific to their individual needs.  This may be provided by the class teacher, support staff, advisory teachers or outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) services.

Below are the details of what we offer to our pupils at St Lawrence’s:


Wave 1 (Inclusive Quality First teaching for all pupils)

  • Class teacher input via high quality targeted classroom teaching (Quality First Teaching)

  • Differentiated activities to ensure that every child is able to succeed and reach their full potential

  • Putting in place specific strategies (that may be suggested by the SENCO or outside staff) to support your child to learn


Wave 2 (additional interventions to enable children to work at age related expectations or above)

  • Interventions may be run within the normal working classroom setting or elsewhere.

  • Interventions are run by a teacher or support staff who have had training to run such groups.

  • Interventions may include catch up English or mathematics groups, booster classes before school or mentoring support.


Wave 3 (additional, highly personalized interventions)

  • This support includes more specialized and possibly longer term interventions which are likely to involve advise from external professionals.

  • This may include small group or 1:1 work, Speech and Language work, support for a specific learning difficulty or providing specific resources to support learning.

  • Local Authority central services such as behavior or learning advisory teachers or education psychologists

  • Outside agencies such as the Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) service.


Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan)

  • This is specific individual support for your child.This is usually provided via an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan)

  • The child has been identified as needing a particularly high level of support.

  • Expected progress has not been made despite tailored interventions provided by the school.


If your child is given an Education, Health and Care Plan they will receive additional input and support as part of the school SEND provision map and in accordance with the legal requirements outlined in their EHC Plan.