My name is Sarah Porter and I am the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) at St.Anne’s Catholic Primary School. Part of my role is to build strong links between you, your child, school and St.Helen's council - who have a rich array of services available that can offer help, if needed.
First point of contact for any concerns is your child's class teacher, as they know and interact with your child on a daily basis, but my door is always open offering support to parents and to be involved together in your child's learning. I can offer individual support for you in many areas, if there is anything that you are worried about I may be able to help you, or put you in contact with someone or other professionals who can. I can meet with you in school at a time convenient for you. All of my work is dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Should you wish to talk you can either call into school and fill in an appointment form or contact me on 671909.
Many steps are taken to support your child through their learning journey. Quality First Teaching is vital and we ensure that your child is supported; however for some children there are occasions when further positive support may be needed to help them to achieve their targets.
What is ‘The Local Offer?’
The local offer was first introduced in the green paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families and is statutory under The SEN Code of Practice (2015). This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
What will it do?
St. Helens framework will allow the local offer to provide parents and carers with the information about how to access services in their local area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to education, it will let parents and carers of young people know how schools and colleges will support them and what they can expect across the local setting.