SENCo: Mrs Nicola Noonan
SEND Governor: Mrs Emery
Follow this link to see the Stoke-on-Trent SEND Local Offer
For further information please take a look at our SEND policy, Accessibility Plan and our SEND information report at the top of this page.
What are special educational needs and disabilities?
A child or young person has special educational needs and disabilities if they have a learning difficulty and/or a disability that means they need special health and/or education support, we shorten this to SEND.
The SEND Code of Practice 2015 and the Children and Families Act 2014 gives guidance to health and social care, education and local authorities to make sure that children and young people with SEND are properly supported.
If you or a child that you care for needs extra health and education support, an application can be made for an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) to your local council.
Inclusion at Hanley St Luke’s
Like all schools, Hanley St Luke’s works incredibly hard to be an inclusive school, meeting the needs of children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. Our team work tirelessly to ensure children have the right support and can therefore achieve their full potential.
We always prioritise Quality First Teaching as the first step to supporting children in the classroom.
However sometimes additional support is required either in or out of the classroom and interventions can be part of this support. We have a wide range of interventions and they are delivered by teachers and by teaching assistants and, in some cases, there are specialists who visit school to deliver these sessions. Interventions usually last for a minimum of 6 weeks and they are then reviewed by at least one of the following: SENDCo, class teacher, teaching assistant, specialist colleagues from other agencies.
Cognition and Learning Interventions Used in School:
Sound! Start phonics interventions for reading and spelling
Switch on reading
Toe by Toe/Hornet/Word Wasp
FFT Wave 3