Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, we want to ensure that all children have the same opportunities and that barriers to learning and participation are removed along the way. Inclusion is a human rights issue. It requires us to give all our children and young people the right opportunities to enjoy and benefit from an appropriate education, value each other’s contribution and develop life-long positive attitudes to diversity.

Our school aims to be an inclusive school. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation which can hinder or exclude individual pupils. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our pupils. We make this a reality through the attention we pay to the different groups of children who may at any time be in our school.

St Thomas More has a dedicated and optimistic staff that work extremely hard to ensure that all children, regardless of disabilities/ needs/ barriers to learning get the most out of their time at school. Particular members of staff oversee those who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding (PP), Looked After Children (LAC), Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those children who have Social, Emotional, Mental and Health needs (SEMH).

All teachers have high expectations of themselves and of their pupils, with pupils, parents and staff fully involved in setting achievable but challenging targets. The school expects all children to make good progress, measured from their individual starting points.

Please see the website below for more information about the Bexley Local Offer. The website is an online guide to the services in Bexley that are available for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.