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St John Fisher Primary a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield
Non-Uniform Day: The last official day of the school year (17-07-20) will be a non-uniform day. Thank you.  | Returning School Resources: Please return all reading books and laptops before the end of the school year. Reading books can be left in the box in the foyer and laptops can be left with School Office staff. Thank you. | Y6 Leavers' Liturgy | Thursday 16th July 2020 | 10.00am | ‘Zoom’ joining details will be shared in due course | Our 'Statement to Live By' is: 'I notice that we are the same and we are different' | SJF Virtual Sports Day 2020 - please click the link: https://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/virtual-sport-day/?cms4563-widget-delete=2897&cmspagetype=news  | Our 'Statement to Live By' is: 'We are all special'! | Welcome Videos for the families of children joining FS2 in September 2020: https://www.st-johnfisher.org/fs2-2020-2021/ | OUR NEW NORMAL: https://www.st-johnfisher.org/welcome-videos/ | If you are experiencing difficulties logging on to school applications (e.g. 'Bug Club' and 'My Maths') please email via year6@st-johnfisher.org. Thank you. | 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. | 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  | General Coronavirus Update: http://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/general-coronavirus-update/ | NSPCC Update: http://www.st-johnfisher.org/news/nspcc-safeguarding-update/ | Its' Gold! School Games GOLD Award winners - #StayAtHome | 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.