Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D)


At St Michael’s School, we believe in providing every possible opportunity to develop the full potential of all children. All children should have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum including extra-curricular activities where appropriate and full access to the National Curriculum.

The purpose of St Michael’s approach to SEN/D is to ensure that all children achieve their full potential. We believe that every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with SEN/D. We provide a focus on inclusion, removing barriers to learning and ensuring children have access to the full curriculum. Through the early identification of gaps in children’s knowledge, as well as difficulties committing learning to long-term memory, we aim to provide a curriculum which is ambitious, of high quality and well rounded.

Strategies include:

  • Providing extra scaffolding.
  • Providing opportunities to revisit and embed skills and knowledge.
  • Personalising or adapting the curriculum.
  • A clear focus on mastering early maths and early reading to develop increasing fluency and independence.
  • Ensuring all children to access the full curriculum, ensuring each child has a positive experience of school which meets their needs academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Continuous provision approach through reception and Key Stage 1 to develop and embed subject-specific oracy skills and a positive attitude to learning.

The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEN/D and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEN/D at our school, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Mearns, SENCO – admin@stmichaelsaldbourne.co.uk

Equality Information Report

SEN/D Policy

SEN Information Report