SEND / Accessibility Plan
Our Mission Statement
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.
At St Lawrence Catholic Primary School we believe that all members of our school community should learn and reach their full potential together. We endeavour to develop practices that promote the right for everyone to fully participate in all aspects of school life by promoting initiatives that remove barriers to participation and by actively promoting equality and social inclusion.
This section of our website describes our schools ‘offer’ for children with special educational needs. The links here relate to students who have barriers that affect their learning and are recognised as needing specific types of support. Please click on the links below for more information on how St Lawrence Catholic Primary School works to support our pupils with a range of additional needs.
Our SENDCO is Mrs J Gough who can be contacted on 0208 890 3878
'Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are identified early. Leaders liaise swiftly with external agencies to ensure pupils are assessed and access the support they need. Leaders have employed their own speech and language and occupational therapists to help staff support pupils with SEND. This has meant pupils with SEND successfully access the same curriculum as their peers' OFSTED 2022
'The learning environment has been redesigned to best meet the needs of all pupils. Including a bespoke SEND room for pupils with high needs' HEP Peer Challenge November 2021
Equality in Teaching and learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background. Priority admission will always be given to Practising Catholics as stated in our Admissions Policy. This is an exemption granted under the Equalities Act 2010 to VA Schools.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law.