SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) and inclusion

We are committed to providing a high-quality education for all and have high expectations for all pupils.  We believe that all pupils, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

We believe that all pupils should be equally valued in school.  We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all pupils can flourish and feel safe. 

St. Bonaventure’s is committed to inclusion.  Part of the school’s strategic planning for improvement is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners.  We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We understand that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. At St. Bonaventure’s we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential.

Our SEN coordinator (SENCo) is Liz Kurzik supports who works closely with our SEN team. The SENCo advises class teachers in organising provision where applicable. Meetings with outside agnecies can be arranged for parents/carers.

Mrs Liz Kurzik