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:
Meet with the SENCO
If you have any questions regarding your child and their SEND requirements, please feel free to arrange an online meeting or telephone conversation via the office with our SENCO Miss Doody.
Miss Doody will then make contact with you directly.
At St Mary’s we offer a range of strategies 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 will be given further support in this area.
Some interventions 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). If your child meets with someone from an outside agency, you will be informed by the school.
Interventions will begin after October half term. We have given children a half term to adapt and settle back into the routines of school and a chance for teachers to identify any gaps in their learning or any other support that the children may need.
Some of the interventions that we have used:
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.
We are very lucky to have our Play Therapist Ricardo continue to work with us at St. Mary's.
Ricardo has been provided to us from the Catholic Children's Society and will be working remotely on Tuesdays with selected children.
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.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.
Due to Covid19, the Lambeth Autism Group have had to cancel all face to face events.
They will continue to provide online support and a range of topics.
Update news on Covid19 check out National Autistic Society Website.
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Miss Doody is our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).
She can be contacted via the main office phone number: 020 7622 5479.