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St Peter's
Catholic School

Learning Support

Name: Ellie Hurndall SENCO

Department: Learning Support Department

The Team

Mari-Anne Annetts Teaching Assistant
Frances Blackett  Teaching Assistant
Caroline Brett              Teacher of English and Teaching Assistant
Felicity Brumpton Teaching Assistant
Vicky Forsyth Teaching Assistant
James Guest Teaching Assistant
Charlotte Handford Teaching Assistant
Simon Hewitson Teaching Assistant
Nathalie Holmes Teaching Assistant
Maria James   Inclusion Administrator
Katerina Karavida Teacher of Classics and Teaching Assistant
Janet Kemp                Teaching Assistant
Jenny Kingston Teaching Assistant
Tracey Lewis Teaching Assistant
Sarah Mastromarco HL Teaching Assistant
Sarah Murray Teaching Assistant
Hannah Ravenhall      Teaching Assistant
Jacqueline Schweizer Teaching Assistant
Neena Shajpal HL Teaching Assistant
Jane Turner Teaching Assistant
James Webb Teaching Assistant
Helen Young Home School Link Worker

Introduction to the Department

We welcome students of differing academic abilities to St Peter's and recognise that some may have additional learning needs and/or disabilities.

To facilitate access to the curriculum and school life, our SENCO has responsibility for co-ordinating information about students who require different approaches. The SENCO is responsible for working with colleagues and parents in a consultative role.

In dealing with the learning difficulties and disabilities of students within St Peter’s, the guiding principle used is the ‘graduated approach’ recommended by the SEND Code of Practice (2014). Students are included within mainstream teaching wherever possible; lessons are differentiated and teaching assistants may be available to support in all subjects across all key stages.

The school assesses the needs of its students through a variety of group screening tests. On the basis of that testing and on other information, students may be placed on the SEND Register.

Strategies include differentiated learning within the classroom, ‘catch up’ sessions in small groups or intensive one-to-one lessons for English and Mathematics. Some students may have additional help from outside agencies. The SENCO liaises with specialist agencies, such as the teams of professionals employed by the local authority.