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 (577 Downloads)
- Identification (290 Downloads)
- SEN and Transition (311 Downloads)
- The 2014 SEND Code of Practice and Notre Dame (277 Downloads)
- If things go wrong (292 Downloads)
- Our Approach to SEN (291 Downloads)
- SEND Policy May 2016 (149 Downloads)