Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
St. Martin’s is committed to being an inclusive school whereby the teaching and learning of every pupil matters. All children are special but children with emotional, behavioural, academic or physical needs may require specific support to enable them to access the Curriculum.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are identified on our SEND Register and we endeavour to identify these children quickly and provide their subsequent support. The teachers at St. Martin’s strive to create supportive and positive learning environments for all pupils including those with SEND. Alongside the teaching staff we have a dedicated and caring team of Learning Support Assistants, some of whom lead intervention programmes in English and Maths.
During playtimes we provide alternative provision for children who may benefit from more structured activities. We also have experienced Learning Mentors and a Family and Child Support Worker available to children if needed.
INCo - Mrs D Gilbert
The Inclusion Coordinator (INCo) is responsible for ensuring that the School’s procedures are in line with the Revised Code of Practice and Disability Act 2001. The INCo regularly reviews SEND provision and liaises with outside agencies to assess and support SEND children within the School.
SUPPORTIVE PARENTS provides information, advice and support to parents, children and young people about SEND
An independent community interest company who provide a wide range of workshops for parents/carers of children as well as young people with complex needs or disabilities
The leading UK charity for autistic people ( including those with aspergers) and their families.
FAMILY LIVES a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life
Disabled Children's Family Network - North Somerset Council. The network provides information about activities, events and support groups for sensory or learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome
NSPCC the UK leading children’s charity preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover
ADDISS The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. Providing people friendly information and resources to anyone who needs assistance
contact - the charity for families with disabled children- supporting families, bringing families together and helping families take action for others
CEREBRA - Help and support for families where a child has a brain condition.
IPSEA is a charity that helps parents and professionals to support children with SEN and disabilities.
North Somerset Directory
Advice Service Autism
North Somerset autism advice service runs every second Wednesday of the month, for children who have been formally diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Post-diagnostic support group; Anxiety management, Relaxation; Problem solving.
'We Can' is a guide for parents and carers about services for children and young people 0 - 19 years with additional needs in North Somerset you child is assessed as being eligible for support from North Somerset Council, representatives from Springboard