Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St John and St James CE Primary School, we are proud of our inclusive culture. We are committed to meeting the needs of all learners and have high expectations for all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our aim is that our children with additional needs will be supported to experience life in all its fullness, both during their time with us and in their future lives in the world.
Our SEND information report offers more detailed guidance:
Support in school
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) and Inclusion Leader is Mrs H. Brown. She can be contacted through the school office on 020 8807 2578 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the SENDCo/Inclusion Leader
Welcome to St John and St James! I’m Mrs Brown – I’m one of the Assistant Head Teachers and also the SENDCo and Inclusion Leader.
A key part of my role in school is coordinating the provision for our children with SEND and those with other barriers to learning, such as having English as an additional language (EAL). If you have any queries regarding your child’s needs and any barriers they may have to their learning, please make an appointment to meet with me through the school office.
Support in the community
All Enfield schools are supported by the local authority to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress in school and are given the greatest chance to meet their potential. Further information and details of the support for young people and their families regarding SEND can be found in the Local Offer managed by Enfield Council.
SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)
The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Enfield offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus:
- support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing for assessments and reviews
- information and signposting to support services in your area
- support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
- support with and signposting to mediation advice and support on benefits
These services offer advice to children and young people as well as parents and carers.
Phone: 020 8373 6243
Early Years Speech and Language Therapy
Advice from the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (NHS) Speech and Language Therapy Team for issues such as early language development, stammering, speech sound production difficulties (pronouncing sounds), social communication (Autism), hearing impairment and EAL (learning English as an additional language):
If you have any worries about your child’s speaking, listening or understanding, call the service directly on 020 8702 226 or alternatively contact the class teacher or SENDCo.