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.
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
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 Yvette.Taylor@virgincare.co.uk , or by telephone on 01225 831666.
If you have any questions about special education needs, disabilities, or inclusion, please contact me, Catrin Geeson, on firstname.lastname@example.org or come and find me or Mrs Gower in the Rainbow Room situated in the Infant corridor.