St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

SENDCo: Mrs M Claxton:

Our philosophy

At the core of St John Rigby Catholic Primary school is the example of Jesus and His teaching ministry. He taught in many places, to many people, using many methods. His ministry began with teaching, consisted of teaching, and ended with teaching. He had time to teach a group of thousands. He also had the compassion to teach single individuals, whatever their background or ability. He is a perfect example of how to effectively teach.

It is for this reason that the school is fully committed to supporting pupils and teachers in effective teaching and learning; to promoting enjoyment of, and a quest for learning; to securing progress and high standards of attainment for all.

Our Learning Support Assistants, under the guidance of our SENDCo, Mrs Claxton, work tirelessly behind the scenes to support our most vulnerable children, not by “doing the work for pupils” but by working, together with our teachers, in planning and responding to their short and long-term needs and aspirations. We strive for each child to be the best that they can be by addressing and removing potential barriers along the way. For our most vulnerable children, we strive to ensure that they can achieve in line with their peers in order that they are able to move onto their next phase of education determined to achieve in life and striving to fulfil God’s eternal plan for them.

SEND Information Statement

This is drawn up with reference to the "Special Educational Needs and Disability - Code of practice: 0 to 25 years" June 2014, the Children and Families Act 2014 and “Bedford Borough Council Guidance on Special Educational Needs – a graduated response 2010” & “Guidance on Special Educational Needs in the Early Years: a graduated response 2010.”