Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs N Barry.

For all SEND queries please email Mrs Barry

Arrangements for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Saint Mary’s is a fully inclusive mainstream Catholic school and we believe that every child is unique in the eyes of God and deserves an education which ensures that their full potential is achieved both personally, emotionally and academically. As a Catholic school, we have Christ at the centre of all that we do, and we treat each child as a unique individual (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or educational needs).

The document below contains a list of information websites, tips and resources to help you support your children with their additional needs, learning and self-esteem.

SEND Support for Parents and Carers

School is different – Social story using Widgit symbols about Coronavirus

Useful Links

From September 2014, all local authorities published a ‘local offer’ setting out what support is available in the area to all children and young people from 0-25 years with SEN and/or a disability. Information, advice and support for the Derbyshire area can be found at the link below.

Derbyshire Local Offer

Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND

DIASS provides independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers.

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice (DPCV) Newsletter

DPCV is the Parent Carer Forum for Derbyshire and represents the voice of all parent and carers in the county. They are working in partnership with the Local Authority to ensure that every family with a child with additional needs receives a copy of the newsletter. They may also be of interest to parent or carers who are in the process of applying for additional support/EHCP.

Please follow the link below to view a copy of the latest DPCV newsletter-

DPCV Newsletter September 2023