St Mary's CofE Primary School

Special Education Needs

Our expectation is that children and young people with SEND will receive an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.

We will use our best endeavours to make sure that a pupil with SEND gets the support they need – this means doing everything we can to meet the pupils special educational needs.

Our School Information Report answers some of the most frequently asked questions about our school and special educational needs. The format and information in this report has been developed through:

  • consultation with local parents and carers by Islington Council
  • ongoing feedback from our school community at St Mary’s School.

We will review and update this information report annually to reflect changes and feedback.

School Information Report 2023-24

If you need any more information please see our SEN Policy

SEN Policy 2023-24

or contact our school Inclusion Leader, Lucy Courtney-Diggins on 020 7359 1870.

Below are some examples of SEN planning documents which are used at St Mary’s.

Pupil Passport Example

SEND Support Plan Example

Education Health and Care EHC Plan Example

Annual Review Agenda Example

The Islington SEND Parents Charter has been developed by the Islington Parents Forum in co-production with colleagues from Education, Health and Social Care. It outlines the 10 most important principles that Islington parents believe all providers (including schools, voluntary sector etc.) should follow in order to offer the best possible support when working with Islington children and young people with SEND. At St Mary’s School we are committed to these principles.

  1. Everyone understands SEND
  2. Be ambitious and have high expectations
  3. Develop independence
  4. Have a ‘can do’ approach
  5. Work in partnership with parents
  6. Ways of working with parents
  7. Young people’s involvement
  8. Integrated approaches
  9. Strong leadership of SEND
  10. Be an inclusive school

Find out more about the range of inclusive quality first teaching for all children at St Mary’s. There are additional interventions which enable children to work at expected levels and highly personalised interventions.