Special Needs Provision

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Sarah Priddle.  Please contact Sarah using the main school contact details.

It is our aim that every child has the best possible education and the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. We want all our children to play a full part in the life of the school community and to enjoy their learning. We try to remove barriers to learning in a number of ways. We strive for high quality classroom teaching, taking into account the learning needs and styles of all the children.

We are continually developing effective early intervention to support children with learning difficulties and we try to find strategies through our partnerships with parents and other professionals to remove any barriers that the children may have. We have high expectations and we work hard to raise the achievement of each individual child. This sometimes involves providing extra support in the classroom or may be by providing support in smaller groups. We offer regular meetings between teachers and parents so that together we can monitor children's progress and well-being.


Our School Information Report

This is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report for St John's First School. It is a working document, which is regularly updated. Any queries or clarification required can be discussed with the SENCO, Sarah Priddle, or the Headteacher, Claire Marsland.

SEND 0 - 25 Intervention Programme

The Somerset SEND team oversees a range of support to meet the needs of children and young people in education aged 0 to 25.  They publish a weekly newsletter.

SEND weekly newsletter