At St Paul’s C of E we celebrate every child's individual strengths and talents and understand no two learners are alike. We provide an enriching curriculum full of opportunities for children with different skills, interests and talents in which to thrive and experience success.

Pupils are treated as individuals who learn in different ways and at different paces and children are nurtured in a manner so that they can thrive. Their individual needs; physical, emotional wellbeing should always come first and we want all our children to be happy, supported, fulfilled and confident to be the best they can be.

We recognise that everyone is good at different things and faces different challenges and we therefore actively encourage both children and adults to be resilient and persevere when faced with difficulties. This is at the heart of our Christian Vision and lived out in our key values of Family (Koinonia), Perseverance, Compassion and Forgiveness.

Across school, we have a number of children who have or may have additional learning needs and we have a wealth of experience of early identification, intervention and support.

At St Paul’s C of E, we provide children with a secure and caring environment and do everything we possibly can to help them to flourish as a unique individual, working in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies to make this possible.

Inclusion Leader & SENDCO:

Our Inclusion Leader and Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator is Mrs Hartley. If you need to speak to her, please contact her via the school office or on 01904 551122.

Mrs Rebecca de Koning is our Link Inclusion Governor.

SEND Report & Policy

Our SEND Report explains how we support all our pupils throughout their time at St Paul’s C of E. It aims to provide you with answers to frequently asked questions about our provision for our pupils, especially those who may have Special Educational Needs or a disability.

Accessibility Plan

Our Accessibility Plan shows how we are working on making learning at St Paul’s C of E as accessible as possible for all pupils.

Family Access Support

York City Council has published its Local Offer for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND) and all those who support children with additional needs. This includes information about services across health and social care as well as private, voluntary and community sectors.

This can be found at: http://www.yor-ok.org.uk/families/Local%20Offer/local-offer-original.htm

The Department for Education (DfE) SEND Code of Practice sets the ground rules that all Schools should follow: