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St John Fisher Primary a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield
HOME LEARNING RELEASE DATES & INFORMATION: https://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/update-02-04-20-home-learning/ | REAL PE @ HOME: A fun and exciting programme for you all to do at home: https://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/real-pe-and-keeping-active-and-happy-at-home-/ | BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS AND SCAMS: Please ignore and delete emails asking you to share bank details in order to access free school meals. It is a scam! Thank you. | FREE SCHOOL MEALS: Weekly lunch hampers available for all pupils entitled to income-based free school meals. Please note this does not cover the universal free school meals scheme that covers all children get in FS2 and Years 1 and 2. Please call (0114 2485009) or email (enquiries@st-johnfisher.org) for further information, especially if your circumstances have changed so you now qualify for income-based benefits. Thank you. | ADVICE & SUPPORT: School nurses are available to offer advice and support during the current emergency around: sleep, fussy eating, bed wetting/continence issues and children's emotional wellbeing. Please call Beth on 0114 3053285 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm). Thank you. | Link to 'Home Learning' portal: https://www.st-johnfisher.org/home-learning/ | Home Learning Tasks: The release date for the third set of tasks (available via our portal) is Monday 4th May 2020. Thank you. | Emergency Child Care: Critical and key workers needing to access our emergency child care provision can book a packed lunch when they arrive in the morning or send their children in with something.   | SCHOOL IS CLOSED - Weekly food hampers are available for children entitled to income-based free school meals. Please call school if you have any questions (01142485009) #StayAtHome | SCHOOL IS CLOSED - even if you child is eligible please only access childcare as a last resort #StayAtHome | SCHOOL IS CLOSED if you are designated a 'critical' or 'key' worker please help by giving us as much notice as possible that you will need emergency childcare places, so that we can arrange appropriate levels of cover. Thank you. #StayAtHome | SCHOOL IS CLOSED - the children of key workers only will be admitted for basic child care IF it is not possible for them to be at home where it is safest - 9.00am to 3.30pm - JPAC out of hours care available for eligible children only (07971957839) - school lunches available for eligible children in school - #StayAtHome  | Government Response to COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response | Coronavirus Helpline 0800 046 8687 (Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm) - #StayAtHome  | Our Learning Value this term: Self-Belief - #StayAtHome | General Coronavirus Update: http://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/general-coronavirus-update/ | Our Lenten Prayer: The Confiteor - http://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/our-lenten-prayer-the-confiteor-964/?cms4563-news-live=2100- #StayAtHome | NSPCC Update: http://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/nspcc-safeguarding-update/ | Its' Gold! School Games GOLD Award winners - #StayAtHome | May Day Bank Holiday 2020 has changed. Follow this link for more information: http://www.st-johnfisher.org/calendar/2019---2020-calendar/. Thank you | Latest Newsletters: Click here: http://www.st-johnfisher.org/newsletters/
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - LOCAL OFFER

 

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School supports many children with a wide range of additional needs. For some children these needs are ongoing, for others it may be a shorter term interaction. We ensure that all children are equally valued by having a broad and balanced curriculum which meets their individual needs and abilities. 

Special Educational Needs is a general term applied to any pupil who has specific learning needs, personal, emotional, behavioural or health issues, which require teachers to make responses beyond the normal teaching styles appropriate for classes and individual pupils.

Our school identifies children with learning difficulties through regular assessment and particular diagnostic assessments where appropriate. The needs of the children are met through differentiation within classrooms, including small group or one-to-one support, depending on need. 

As well as providing a wide range of support in school, we link closely with other outside agencies to provide support for our children and their families. We enjoy close links with the Speech and Language Service, the Autism Support Service, Ryegate Children's Centre and Educational Psychologists. These services can provide advice and assessment when needed but also the reassurance for parents that school are catering well for our most vulnerable children.

We have an effective Individual Support Plan review cycle that allows us to monitor, review and plan for the next steps of development based on the ASSESS PLAN DO REVIEW cycle.

Our Inclusion Team

The Inclusion Team consists of:

  • Mrs I Hadfield (SENDCo/Leader for Inclusion and Diversity)
  • Mrs A Pickering (Learning Mentor)
  • Mrs J Golland (Inclusion Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs L Mappin (Inclusion Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs E Walton (Inclusion Teaching Assistant)

We are here to support all children whose circumstances make them vulnerable in any way.  This could be in the short or medium term (bereavement, friendship issues or struggling to settle into a new class) or longer term physical or neuro-disabilities.  A large part of our work is building partnerships with our parents, who, as the first educators, know their children better than we ever could.  We always strive to meet every situation with a smile and work together to make St John Fisher a welcoming place for all.

If you have any concerns about your child, or there is anything you feel we should know about them, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Please see the office to make an appointment with Mrs Hadfield. Mrs Pickering is also available most mornings.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please click on the link for St John Fisher Primary School (SJF) SEND Report and SJF SEND Policy. 

Thank you.