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What does St Francis' provide for SEND pupils?

St Francis’  is an inclusive school, catering for a wide range of SEND, including pupils with:

  • Communication and interaction needs.
  • Cognition and learning needs
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory or physical needs


Currently 4% of our pupils receive support for the above needs.

How we support SEND 

We understand that children learn and develop in different ways. Teachers and teaching assistants recognise this and use different teaching styles, resources and plan different levels of work in the classroom to cater for the various ways children learn. However, many children, at some time in their school life, need extra help.


A special educational need can be a number of different things. For example, a child may be having problems with reading, number work or behaviour, which can be helped by putting extra support in at school and by working in partnership with parents. It may also be due to a disability which makes it harder for a child to use the same educational facilities that the school provides for the majority of children. For some children this may be a temporary difficulty, while others may have a long term need for special help.




All children in St Francis Junior School are treated as individuals. Small classes and daily marking and feedback ensure that all children receive work which will challenge them and allow them to make progress. Children with Special Educational Needs work alongside their peers and are not discriminated against. In team planning sessions potential barriers to learning are discussed and resources / tasks are adjusted in order to ensure inclusive provision for all. Activities are adapted for pupils who cannot access them in the same way as their peers and extra support is given for children with emotional and social needs.


More information about the curriculum can be found under SCHOOL INFORMATION/ Curriculum.


if you have any further questions about our curriculum please contact Mrs Kerry Cooper our Teaching and Learning Lead Coordinator or Mrs Lisa Lakey, SENCO.