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As the SEND faculty, we believe that all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that will support them in becoming global Catholic citizens. All children should be provided with equal opportunities as part of the St James’ family to enable them to succeed. We are committed, through our shared faith, to providing inclusive learning opportunities in a wide range of subject areas, which enrich children and give them regular opportunities to progress and achieve excellence.

Our aim is to build strong relationships with parents and carers regularly as part of the ‘assess, plan, do, review’ cycle to ensure that children have an accessible education where they are given the chance to reach their potential whilst feeling supported in their learning. We work collaboratively with teachers, support staff and outside agencies to develop levels of independence appropriate for each individual student.  We support our children to build resilience and develop coping strategies to prepare them for adult life. The support that we provide begins with Quality First Teaching assisted by other teaching strategies suitable to the needs of each individual child.

SEND Pyramids by area of need

St James’ Sensory and Physical SEND Pyramid
St James’ Cognition and Learning SEND Pyramid
St James’ SEMH SEND Pyramid
St James’ Communication and Interaction SEND Pyramid

For more information on how we support students with SEND, please see our SEND policy. For further information on wider Stockport Services please see the Stockport Local Offer and the links from the Stockport LA below.

Useful links

Victoria Bickerton •

“With God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26