Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St Saviour School, we endeavour to treat each child as an individual ensuring that all children fulfil their potential. The school has a clear policy for identifying children with Special Educational Needs.
The mission statement of our school talks of valuing the individuality of all of our children. We are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all our children. The achievements, attitudes and well being of all our children matter. This policy helps to ensure that this school promotes the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background.
St Saviours Special Needs Co-ordinator - Mrs Helen Kemp
St Saviours Special Needs Co-ordinator Governor - Mr Steven Kidd
When a child is considered to have learning difficulties these are identified at an early stage by the class teacher and this will be discussed with the parents. In consultation with our Special Needs’ Co-ordinator, Mrs Kemp, the child is entered on the Special Needs Register. Occasionally a child’s needs are such that we seek outside advice and help from numerous support agencies within Bolton LEA. Parents are always kept informed.
The school is also keen to extend its more able pupils. Differentiation is provided by means of curriculum enrichment all in class and to ensure an inclusive classroom.
Useful SEN documents
Bolton SEND Local Offer - https://www.bolton.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer/
St Saviours have a wide range of interventions on offer. these are all listed on the Local offer document above. All children have access to interventions, not just the children on the Special needs register.
St Saviours have the support of the several outside agencies that they have regular interventions and advice from. Educational psychology, Behavioural Support, Ladywood Outreach, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Child Adolescents and Mental Health team (CAMHs), Sensory Support services, Various health services, Fort Alice, Parent consortium and many more.
We work as a team around the child to support their needs. Any child may have the support of an outside agency, they do not have to be on the special needs register.
We have games club running twice a week, KS2 children on a Tuesday and KS1 on a Thursday. We also have Lego Therapy club running one afternoon a week. All children enjoy participating in these clubs and socialising with children from other classes.
Mindfulness and Mental Well-being
St Saviours school promote the well-being of all it's children and strive to support their learning and development in these areas. This year we have been holding small group 'Calm and Create' sessions ( https://empathyholistics.co.uk/) for selected children throughout school. We have also had whole class sessions to participate in mindfulness activities and support the children's mental well-being.
Health and Safety Education
We aim to give the children an awareness of the need to care for their own bodies through good personal habits. We aim to teach them knowledge and skills of safety education in the home, at play and on roads, as well as in school. The Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service and the Road Safety Unit have visited our school to talk to the pupils about safety.