At Stoke St Gregory C of E Primary School we believe that the best support we can provide for all children, including those with additional needs, is to prepare them for life beyond our school.
Special Educational Needs
At Stoke St Gregory C of E Primary School we believe that the best support we can provide for all children, including those with additional needs, is to prepare them for life beyond our school. All children face challenges of varying kinds whether they be as a direct result of learning needs, processing difficulties, emotional needs or other high incidence SEN needs that may have a 'label' or a diagnosis. Our approach is a holistic one where we aim to help the children to understand any particular barriers they may have and then focus on strategies to support them with these additional difficulties.
We believe that there is a fine balance between supporting our children with identified needs and ensuring that children receive the important message that they can achieve their best whatever their needs. We aim to recognise what are genuine difficulties for our children but we also have the intent to enable our children to feel positive about themselves. We believe that no one is defined by their 'need'. Everyone is an individual.
Quite a difficult message for anyone with additional needs? Or quite a difficult message for all?
Learned Helplessness is what we want to avoid for ALL our children, including those who are neurodiverse or who have an identified special educational need.
An Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is a legal document which describes a child or young person's special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve.
There are certain criteria that would mean it was more or less likely to be successful in securing an EHCP. For advice about this please click on this link.
What is it? Can I find out more? Yes!
Superheroes! So many people in history have seen the world through a different lens to others. Several people who have made great discoveries and have excelled in specific areas have been identified as having additional needs in some form or another. There may be some areas of significant difficulty but these areas must not over-shadow the very real strengths many have too.
Mrs Carly Anderson (The Oak Partnership)
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
Telephone: 01823 490437 or
Somerset Local Offer
For more information on SEND in Somerset please see the County Local Offer page: Click here
Somerset Graduated Response Tool - click here to see the County Graduated Response Tool