St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester



Provision for students with disabilities and additional educational needs

At St Paul's we look at the educational needs of a student with disabilities and, in liaison with all other professionals involved with the student, plan a comprehensive learning package, which will allow for measurable learning opportunities to be put in place. This means that the student and all adults involved in supporting that student will meet to plan the educational provision best suited to the needs of the individual student. At all times we will work closely with parents to ensure that their child receives the very best educational experience that St Paul's can offer.

At St Paul's our Equality and Accessibility Policy outlines that every pupil is provided with equal opportunity to access all aspects of our curriculum. For example, the SENCo regularly reviews uptake of our external activities to ensure a fair and balanced access to all pupils. We welcome any suggestions as to how we can enhance our provision.

Pupils with medical needs
At St Paul's we ensure that all pupils regardless of medical or physical difficulties have an equal access to the curriculum.  The school premises has undergone several improvements in recent years in order to update our building and ensure that it is fit for purpose in delivering a modern education. Accessibility has been a high priority in all improvements made.  However, we recognise that there is always room for improvement, and we would welcome any further suggestions as to how we could improve our accessibility to all, whatever their disability.

Staff may be trained to safely administer specific and specialist medication to pupils if required. Where a child has individual needs e.g. toileting or physiotherapy issues, these are discussed with the parents and health professionals as appropriate and an individual care plan is put in place.

Behavioural, social and emotional needs

Our core Christian values, PSCHE, whole school ethos and high expectations ensure that children's social and emotional needs are well provided for. Where necessary, the SENCo will liase with GPs, paediatricians and social care to ensure a consistent appropach and to share appropriate information.

Our nuture group provides additional developmental opportunities for some pupils with more complex needs. Specific assessment is undertaken which provides a guide to the pupil's individual, social and emotional needs.

Additional educational needs
The Governing body is confident that every student with additional educational needs who is currently on roll at St Paul's will be provided with an educational support package designed to cater for their individual educational requirements. The Governing body are informed of any changes of policy which may affect the education of students with additional educational needs, and in what way the school will respond to those changes.


For information on other aspects of our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) offer, click here.