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
Emotional Literacy Support, with our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
If you have any questions about special education needs, disabilities, or inclusion, or have any concerns about your child, please contact me, Catrin Geeson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or come and find me or Mrs Gower in the Rainbow Room situated in the Infant corridor.
School Nurse Information Session - Thursday 23rd January at 2.30 in school.
On Thursday 23rd January, Yvette Taylor, our school nurse gave a talk for parents about how to support children's worries and anxieties. This included tips and strategies, direction to resources and an opportunity to consider whether specialist advice may be appropriate.
The presentation can be found here.
In addition to this, Bath and North East Somerset's Public Health in Schools Programme has developed an information guide for parents and carers on how to support their child if they are experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems. This can be accessed here:
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.