SENDCO: Mrs Gayle Parker
The Trafford Directory also includes the new Virtual Mental Wealth Hub. The hub is a collaboration between stakeholders in Trafford to provide a single point of access which will link and signpost to information, advice and guidance relating to anxiety and mental health needs in Trafford.
Our approach to teaching pupils with SEND
Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all the pupils in their class. Quality first teaching is our first step in responding to pupils who have SEND. This will be adapted for individual pupils. We will also provide the following interventions:
We have applied to become a Dyslexia Friendly School and will work towards this mark in 2023-2024. We will ensure that all of our classrooms and workspaces are dyslexia friendly.
Adaptations to the curriculum and learning environment
We make the following adaptations to ensure all pupils’ needs are met:
Additional support for learning
We have teaching assistants who are trained to deliver interventions such as IDL, Essential Letters & Sounds, Lego Therapy and specific speech and language intervention. Teaching assistants attend training as required on different areas of SEND e.g. autism and social communication, dyslexia, social, emotional and mental health needs. Whole school staff training is organised according to need and has most recently focused on supporting pupils with autistic spectrum conditions and dyslexia. Where specialist advice is required, training is also provided for staff.
We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying - please see our anti-bullying policy for further details. The school is committed to developing an anti-bullying culture where the bullying of children or adults is not tolerated in any form. In addition to promoting kindness, we actively promote anti-bullying throughout the school year and within our curriculum. If you have any concerns about bullying at St Joseph's, please contact the school
Contact details of support services for parents of pupils with SEND
Trafford Parent and Young People's Partnership Service (PYPPS) provide information, support and advice for children young people with SEND and their parents on SEN, disability, health and social care http://traffordpypps.co.uk/Welcome.aspx
If you are a parent, carer or young person that needs help or information, including advice about your Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and the processes involved contact Trafford SENDIASS. SENDIASS is an independent organisation in Trafford. They have local knowledge about how the process works in Trafford and can offer guidance and advice on the support available. Trafford Parents Forum is a forum of Trafford parents supporting other Trafford parents who have children and young people with SEN and Disability. The Family Information Service can provide information and advice about services which make up the local offer in Trafford. Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG) is a national network of organisations who provide free and impartial advice to children, young people and their families.
We want to work with the children and their wider families to offer a curriculum for children to reach their potential. If you have questions about a SEND matter, please talk to the respective SENDCo and they will be happy to help. If you feel concerned then please follow the guidance in the complaints procedure and we will work with you to resolve the matter as soon as possible.