St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a fully inclusive, mainstream Primary School, who ensures that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs). We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.  We have the same high expectations for our educational aims for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, as we do for all children in school. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

G Wild

Contact: (01535) 605880 or


Thank you!

A huge thank you to all the parents that took time to complete the parental questionnaire to help us develop our provision and partnerships. We will collate all the information and take into consideration thoughts and feelings from parents and children when making changes for the next academic year. 

We are looking at:

- Online learning plans/pen portraits (paper copies available on request)

- Monthly parent hubs for parents to seek advice from the SENCo and also to make use of school laptops, printers and laminator to create visuals and prompts for home. Parents can also access information, books and resources to support their child.



At St Joseph's Catholic Primary we strive to create a warm, caring and inviting atmosphere in which children feel secure and experience success. We aim to develop a sense of self-worth and high esteem amongst all of our pupils and treat all equally, in this way all pupils are encouraged to realise their full potential; intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually, regardless of race, gender, religion or disability. We will encourage the whole school community to take an active role in fulfilling this aim.

 “The progress of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is good. This is because staff provide well-focused support on key skills and keep close checks on understanding.”

“Children who have special educational needs or disability are well supported and make good progress in line with other children.” (OFSTED Inspection Report, June, 2016)



We ensure that:

  • Every child has access to a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum;
  • We provide a high quality, differentiated curriculum for all children.
  • Decisions are informed by the insights of parents and those of children and young people themselves;
  • Staff have high expectations and set ambitious targets for SEND pupils;
  • Staff track their progress towards these goals;
  • Additional or different provision that is made for pupils is reviewed regularly;
  • All staff promote positive outcomes in the wider areas of personal and social development, and ensure that the approaches used are based on the best possible evidence and are having the required impact on progress;
  • Links are maintained with other schools and external agencies;
  • Staff, Governors and parents are aware of the school's SEND and Inclusion policies.
  • To work within the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice 2014.



Click here to find out about the local offer and more information from our local authority, Bradford.

Click below to find out what we can offer to children who have additional needs or disabilities.

 SEN Policy.docxDownload
 Early Years Special Educational Needs And Disabilities Policy.docxDownload
 Our Local Offer.pdfDownload
 Information Report.docxDownload
 Intimate Care Policy.docxDownload
 Use Of Physical Force.docxDownload
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