Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy, Halifax
Should you require any additional information or have any questions, please see our SEND Coordinator, Miss Claire Frazer, who is contactable via the school office through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (01422 360646).
What is SEND?
Children have additional educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for additional educational provisions to be made for them. ‘Children have a learning difficulty if they:
Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
Have a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority.
Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definitions above or would so do if special educational provision was not made for them.’ (Code of Practice September 2014)
There are now four broad areas of SEND, some children may have needs in one or more of these areas, these are:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
Calderdale Local Offer
At St Joseph's we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve their potential and we are committed to ensuring all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
Calderdale SEND Information:
A DfE guide for Parents and Carers
The School Nursing Team
The school nursing team offers confidential service to children and young people in schools. The school nursing team consists of specialist practitioners who have experience in working along side parent/cares and other professionals to achieve the best outcome for your child and young person.
Our named staff nurse is Lucy Charlesworth.
The school nursing team can be contacted at:
Brighouse Health Centre
Tel: 01484 72894
The team offer support with:
Health advice and support
Promotion of health and well-being
Referral to and liaison with other health and social care agencies when required
Training sessions in schools for staff to manage children's medical conditions
Individual support for children and their parent/carers with additional needs.
Growth and development monitoring
Individual health assessments where needed.
They can also give support on:
Mental health and wellbeing
Health conditions such as asthma and allergies
Smoking, alcohol and drug misuse.