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Special Educational Needs & disabilities

At St. Margaret’s School we recognise the individuality of all the children and the fact that they are at different levels of development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.

It is our aim to provide access to the curriculum for all the children who, at any time, might be in need of special educational provision with regard to their academic, emotional or physical abilities within the levels of resources available to them. All children with Special Educational Needs are valued, respected and equal members of the school. We seek to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access for all.

We aim to modify the environment and plan the curriculum for pupils with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, including those with an A.S.C (Autism Spectrum Condition).

Provision for pupils with SEND is a matter for the school as a whole. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND.

At St Margaret's we ensure that inclusion means any child who may need specific support and adaptations to access the curriculum, is recognised and valued. 

West Sussex Local Offer

Click the link here to see the West Sussex Local Offer. 

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child and your family.

We send out regular half termly Wellbeing Bulletins which will include up to date details on what is available through the Local Offer. If you have any questions about these services please contact Mrs Darby, who will be happy to talk you through the options. 

Our SEND Policy can be found with our other policies HERE