In all the many and varied aspects of school life, it is hard to imagine a context in which St Julie's instruction is more appropriate than Special Education. 'Equipping our students for life' is what we do; it is where we start and, hopefully, where we finish when considering how best to serve our students with special needs. In our hallmarks (Click here for Notre Dame's Ethos and Hallmarks) we have set ourselves the tremendous challenge of 'honouring the dignity and sacredness of each person', and our daily provision for our special needs students is inspired and guided by their divine origin and eternal destiny.
There's much more to our special educational needs provision than we can share here but hopefully this gives you a flavour of how we approach things. Please feel free to download any of the information below and if you want to know something that isn't there, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mr M Dowdeswell
We were very sad to see Miss Harrand and Mrs Brawne moving on from Notre Dame at Christmas but we wish them well and thank God for all their work when they were with us. One of the great sorrows of working with children with SEN is the holes we leave when we move on. Many of our children have benefitted from their friendly and ‘can do’ approach and will miss them greatly. However, we now have three new members of staff; Miss Miller, Mrs Healy and Ms McCreddin. We are really glad to have them with us and look forward to getting to know them better.
Exams and access arrangements
JCQ, who oversee all public exams, have set the deadline for applying for access arrangements as 21 February 2017. As this falls during the half term holidays, we will need to have all access arrangements in place by Friday 17th February.
‘Friends Forever’ programme
We are very pleased to announce that our educational psychologist, Ms Barragry, assigned to us by the Local Authority, along with one of our LSAs, Mrs Scott, will be running this programme from March 2017 at Notre Dame. The programme is designed to help children to develop the skills and internal resources to develop meaningful and lasting relationships. It is a great example of ‘teaching the children what they need to equip them from life’ and we are looking forward to working with Ms Barragry.
Mr Dowdeswell, February 2017.
- Access Arrangements (292 Downloads)
- Notre Dame Sixth Form SEN Provision (575 Downloads)
- Identification (289 Downloads)
- SEN and Transition (304 Downloads)
- The 2014 SEND Code of Practice and Notre Dame (276 Downloads)
- If things go wrong (291 Downloads)
- Our Approach to SEN (289 Downloads)
- SEND Policy May 2016 (147 Downloads)