Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator is Mrs Amy Butterfield. Mrs Butterfield is also the Deputy Headteacher and has achieved the National SENCo Award. Mrs Butterfield works with a team of adults in school to ensure that all children feel included, safe, secure and able to learn.
Mrs Butterfield has worked with several other adults in school to secure awards. We are are recognised as an Attachment Friendly School and an IQM Centre of Excellence. We have also awarded with Cheshire West and Chester's kitemark for 'Supporting Social Communication in School'.
Mrs Barton is a highly skilled practiitioner who's area of expertise is supporting children with social communication difficulties. Mrs Coyne and Mrs Ormandy are trained to deliver speech and langauge support.
In September 2014 the implementation of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 became a statutory duty of schools.
St Joseph's has rewritten the SEND policy in light of the changes and the school's SEND Information Report can be accessed via the link below.
Use the link below to find out what is available from Cheshire West and Chester.
Useful information can also be found on the 5-19 Health and Well-being Service website.
If your child has a diagnosis of Autism, an application form for an Attention Card is available on ChAPs. This card can be shown to emergency services to explain the person owning the card should be treated as a vulnerable person.
IPSEA - A useful website for parents of children with SEN
Take a look at this videoclip which helps to explain Autism:
Learn a little bit more about dyslexia by watching this video: