St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

Shine, Celebrate and Grow!

Inclusion and SEND


At St John’s, we strive to be fully inclusive, providing opportunities for all our pupils to meet their full potential.  We recognise that every child is unique, and can benefit from support in a wide variety of areas, be it academic, physical, communication, social or emotional as well as valuing the distinctive contribution that every child brings to our school.  

The range of methods that we use to support children in school is detailed in our SEND Information Report below. 

St John's Catholic Primary School SEND Information Report


We strive to give children access to a full range of inclusive activities across the school including: 





Sing and Sign 

Social and emotional activities in our Thrive area



November 2019

We currently have a team from Bath Area Play Project running a Nurture Group for some children in upper Key Stage 2.  This is a great opportunity for these children to develop confidence and skills in preparation for the next stage of their education.      


One of our experienced Teaching Assistants has recently completed training in 'ELSA', which stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.  We are very excited to now be able to offer her support to small groups of children in such areas as self-esteem, managing worries, and friendships.


Mrs Gower has recently returned from maternity leave and is now working with Mrs Geeson to support individuals and groups of children across the school.


Further information for parents: 

The local authority have their local offer presented as a ‘Rainbow Resource’ website, which provides information to families with a child or young person with SEND.  


The Thrive website has lots of useful information regarding the Thrive process used in school 


School Nursing Service

Our school nurse is Yvette Taylor.  She can be contacted via email on , or by telephone on 01225 831666. 


If you have any questions about special education needs, disabilities, or inclusion, please contact me, Catrin Geeson, on or come and find me or Mrs Gower in the Rainbow Room situated in the Infant corridor.

St John's Extra Provision Poster

St John's SEN Policy 2019-2020