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St Cuthbert's Catholic

Primary School




Special Education Needs and Disabilities


At St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School we are determined to make sure that our school meets the needs of every child we teach. Our vision declares that we aim ‘to enable every child to fulfil their potential’.

At St Cuthbert’s we use the definition for SEN and for Disability from the SEND Code of Practice (2014). This states:


SENA child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A Learning difficulty is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in mainstream setting England.


DisabilityMany children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is …’a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’

All our teachers see themselves as teachers of SEN and consistently follow the ‘assess, plan, do and review’ approach to making sure they are providing exactly the right provision for each individual.

The School is fully compliant with the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), please see Accessibility Plan


Please read our full SEN policy (see below) to find out more about how we identify, provide for, assess and challenge our children with SEND. 


Who to contact? 

Our SENCo is Miss E Hussey. If you wish to contact her you can phone the school or email

Admission of Pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan 


Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school must be admitted if this takes place before the allocation of places under the School's Admissions arrangements, this will reduce the number of places available to other children.

For in-year Admission of children with an Education Health and Care Plan, the Local Authority and School will consult on each application.

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