St. Gregory’s is an inclusive Catholic Primary School. At St Gregory’s we believe that every pupil has an entitlement to develop their talents, skills and strive for excellence in their learning irrespective of any differences. All children learn in a warm and nurturing environment that enables them to make good progress, achieve high standards academically and to develop and mature into young people who are ready to take their place in the world and achieve their full potential. Quality teaching is essential however, for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve and progress. We ensure that all children are given the help and support they need to learn. The help given will vary depending on the individual needs of each child. It may be support to develop academically, emotionally, socially or physically. Most of this support will happen naturally in the classroom environment and will be organised by the class teacher.
Sometimes children may have more specific or complex needs and need a little more support or something more personalised to help their learning. In this case a child will be identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). This means that their learning and support will be overseen by Mrs. Williams (The SENDco).
“A pupil has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age”
(SEND Code of Practice p.82)
If you have any questions please make an appointment to see our school SENDco, Mrs. Claire Williams via the school office.
Mental Health and Young People
Many aspects of today’s society can be bad news for the mental health of children and young people in the UK. As they grow and develop, children have to navigate a complex and ever changing world, facing challenges and pressures in numerous aspects of their lives: