Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEND Coordinator: Miss J Field

It is my job to ensure that everyone is getting what they need in order to be successful, as well as ensure that parents are fully informed about the SEND agenda and processes.  Am here to listen to any concerns you might have about your child’s progress and by working together we can support all of our children in order that they reach their full potential during their time at Stone St Mary’s!

If you would like to discuss any concerns about your child’s progress, or you have any questions at all please get in touch on 01322 382292 or by email on  fieldj@stone.kent.sch.uk

Our vision of ‘Caring, Growing, Shining Together’ is at the heart of everything we do here at Stone St Mary’s.  We value all God’s children and aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all, by working closely with parents, and including, supporting and challenging EVERY child.

We are proud of our inclusive approach and believe that all pupils have the right to a high-quality education, no matter what challenges they may face.  Inclusion is an integral part of what we do and is continually monitored and evaluated.

Children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age. They may need extra or different help from that given to others.

Many children and young people who have SEN may also have a disability. A disability is described in law (the Equality Act 2010) as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term (a year or more) and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’

Quality First Teaching is crucial in the support of pupils with SEND.  Teachers make use of the Mainstream Core Standards to support their practice so that strategies, resources and interventions are used to maximum effect.  The Mainstream Core Standards documents below explain what schools must do to support children and young people with SEND so that they are included in all aspects of school life, make progress and are happy in school.

We also make use of a wide range of interventions to support children.

  • English and Maths interventions/small group work.
  • Feedback/catch up sessions for individuals or small groups.
  • Lego therapy
  • Nessy Literacy intervention
  • BRS (Better Reading Stamina)
  • Social Skills
  • Talk & Draw
  • Teaching Assistant support in class.
  • Sensory Space
  • Mentoring
  • Busy Fingers/fine motor control.
  • Memory intervention
  • Speech and language interventions.
  • Colourful Semantics
  • BEAM
  • Sensory Circuits
  • Counselling delivered by external providers. (Hummingbird)
  • Play Therapy

We also liaise with a range of outside agencies to access further support beyond the Mainstream Core Standards.

  • LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team)
  • Specialist teaching service
  • Speech and Language Therapy service
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Early Help.
  • Virtual Schools

Further Information and Resources

SEND Policy
Accessibility Policy