At St Mary’s inclusion is at the heart of our Mission Statement and underpins the way that we relate, the way that we teach and the way that we learn.
Our commitment to inclusion is reflected in the core values that we share including:
At St Mary’s we offer a range of groups to support children in addition to the work they are doing in class. These can be informal and determined by the class teacher; for example if your child has found a particular concept difficult in class they may be taken for further support in this area.
Some groups are run on a more formal and regular basis. These are led by a teaching assistant and may include help with speech and language, social skills, self esteem or an area of learning such as phonics. If your child is in a regular group, you will be informed by their class teacher. Occasionally, other children may also be invited to take part in an intervention group in order to support their peers by modelling good speaking and listening skills or modelling positive behaviour strategies.
We are also fortunate enough to have help and support from some outside agencies such as a trained Speech and Language Therapist (SALT), and a Literacy and Language specialist. If your child meets with someone from an outside agency, you will be informed by the school.
If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or to our SENCO, Miss Doody.
SEND Drop In Sessions
If you have any questions regarding your child and their SEND requirements, please feel free to come and see the SENCO, Miss Doody.
These drop in sessions will take place on the first Friday of each month.
The sessions are between 2.30 and 3.30.
There is no need to book. Just turn up and wait to see to Miss Doody for a 10 minute slot.
You will be seen on a first come first serve basis.
Please ensure to sign in at the office on arrival.
Parents whose child may be identified as having a special need are directed to http://younglambeth.org/local-offer/useful-links/parents-information-advice-and-support-service.html
or by searching Young Lambeth Parent Information and Advice Service.
Please check the Local Offer to see what is available to you as a parent of a child with SEN at http:younglambeth.org/local-offer/landingpages/
Parents with children on the Autistic Spectrum are advised to go to contact the Lambeth Autism Group.
Lambeth Autism Group is the local branch of the National Autistic Society. They are a group which provide a wide range of support and information and raise awareness of autism on a local and national level. Social support includes a monthly coffee mornings for parents/carers, a weekly young adult social club, monthly book group and autism-friendly summer activities. The group can provide information and resources, including a comprehensive information pack ' 'Did You Know'' for parents and carers in Lambeth. They send regular email updates to parents and professionals. The group works in partnership with professionals and liaises with health, education and social care professionals. The group have a strong representative voice and raise awareness of autism locally, they press policy and decision makers for change and participate in local and national campaigning. The group run: 'a monthly parent/carer coffee morning 'a weekly evening adult social club.(18 plus) 'a monthly reading group for intellectually able autistic adults at Clapham Library 'Summer holiday weekly stay and play for families and art group for autistic girls 'have a comprehensive information pack - "Did You Know'" for parents and carers in Lambeth 'provide regular email updates to parents and professionals and answer simple enquiries.
To join the mailing list and request the guide please contact us at email@example.com.
Clapham Dyslexia Group
An informal meeting for parents and carers of children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and speech and language needs. Please click below for more information.
We are pleased to welcome our new Play Therapist to St. Mary's - Ricardo.
Ricardo has been provided to us from the Catholic Children's Society and will be working in our school on Mondays with selected children.
Miss Doody is our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).
She can be contacted via the main office phone number: 020 7622 5479.