St Paul's Catholic Primary School, V.A.

Journeying together in faith, hope and love.


Please click on the following link to find the relevant information about SEND. Alternatively, please look under the policies tab. 

At St Paul's we firmly believe that all children have an entitlement to be educated alongside their peers in their local community. As an inclusive community, we are deeply committed to removing the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. Equality of opportunity is a reality for all our children within school and our staff work hard to ensure that all children have a fulfilling learning experience, regardless of their social background, ethnicity, academic ability or health. This includes support to all our parents, as we understand the vital role our families play in the well-being and development of their children and the importance of working together as a team.


The four broad areas of SEND need are:
  • communication and interaction.
  • cognition and learning.
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • sensory and/or physical needs.


If you have any concerns regarding your child's learning and development; social and emotional or mental and physical needs, then please do not hesitate to contact Miss McIntyre at


Please click on the links below for more information about SEND at St Paul's.


What I do if I think my child has a special educational need or disability (SEND)?

What can I expect St Paul’s to do to meet my child’s needs?

How does St Paul’s ensure the right support for children with social and emotional needs?

How do I get a diagnosis for social and emotional needs?

What is an EHCP and how do I get one?

How do St Paul's support a pupil's transition between classes and schools?

Local Support for Children with SEND 


Other Support for Children with SEND 

  • – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
  • – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
  • - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
  • – An information directory for parents and carers
  • – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
  • – Lots of information on ASD
  • – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
  • – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
  • - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories

Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: