SEND at St Joseph’s

‘At St Joseph’s, we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus.’

The SEN code of Practice 2014 states:

‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to pupils of the same age’.

This statement supports our ethos at St Josephs. We believe that every child deserves the  best education while equipping them with the life skills to be successful on their life journey. We support and encourage our children to be independent learners and thinkers. To be caring individuals who put others first . We are passionate about supporting and listening to parents .This is none more important than with our work with SEND. Our team around SEND as are all of our staff, driven to look at the whole child and family.

We constantly assess and target set every child. Through regular conversations within class teams , Key stage and with SLT , everyone then understands the needs of all children. Learning is personalised from relevant provision mapping and intervention planning.

The following pages give a flavour of SEND at St Joseph’s

  • Our school offer
  • Our Policy
  • Interventions
  • Helpful resources and information

Should you require any further information please contact the school office , our website or speak directly to our team.

Miss Karen Dean –  Senco


Phone : 01992 629503

Mrs N Bonsignore – SEN Teaching Assistant


Mrs J Firth – Speech Champion

We welcome our new senco – November 2015

Dear Parents,

St Joseph’s SEN Team would like to introduce a new member to the team. Miss Karen Dean started last week as St Joseph’s SENco.She will be working 3 days a week (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday) and will take over the main case load for your child and their needs. Miss Dean will be working alongside myself for a handover period and will be a part of the wider SEN team of Mrs Bonsignore and Mrs Firth.

Miss Dean will be overseeing all of SEN and the majority of interventions. She will be scheduling meetings in the coming weeks to introduce herself and to look at your child’s SEN journey so far, she will listen to your views as parents with regards to next steps for all.

Miss Dean has shared a little about herself;

‘My name is Karen Dean and I am pleased to be your new SENCo. I have been a teaching for 12 years and have worked as a SENCo for the last 7 years. I am looking forward to supporting your children as they progress through St. Joseph’s . If you would like to meet with me to discuss your child’s individual needs, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.’