Some of our pupils may need a little extra help and this is where our Special Educational and Disability (SEND) support comes in. Each child with additional needs is offered different support tailored to meet their needs. Staff at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School work closely with our children, their parents and, where appropriate, outside agencies, to develop each child’s individual support package.


Our SEND Information Report outlines how we identify support and monitor the progress of our children with additional needs.


Our SENDCO is Ms Monaghan (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) .  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via the school office on 01653 692274, who will be more than happy to help.



Local Offer

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child. The North Yorkshire local offer can be found at this link

Acronyms you may come across in SEND documents


ASMPAT        Autistic Spectrum Multi Professional Assessment Team

ATA                Advanced Teaching Assistant

BSP               Behaviour Support Plan

CAMHS         Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CoP                Code of Practice (next version September 2014)

EHCP             Education Health Care Plan (coming in 2014)

EP/EdPsyc     Educational Psychologist

EMS               Enhanced Mainstream School

FTE                Fixed Term Exclusion

HLTA              Higher Level Teaching Assistant

IPM                Individual Provision Map

MPAT             Multi Professional Assessment Team

PE/PeX         Permanent Exclusion

PP                 Premium

PPP              Pupil Premium Plus

PEP              Personal Education Plan

RSA              Request for Statutory Assessment

SATs             Statutory Assessment Tests

SEND           Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SENAP         Special Educational Needs Advisory Panel

SENO           Special Educational Needs Officer

SENCo         Special Educational Needs C0-ordinator

SLT              Speech and Language Therapist

SpLD           Specific Learning Difficulty

SPM            School Provision Map

SSA             Specialist Support Autism 

TA                Teaching Assistant

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