SEND Overview

SEND Information

Our SENCO Mrs Savage is responsible for;

  • Coordinating all support for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and developing the policy and implementing strategies to make sure all students get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs
  • Ensuring parents/carers are involved and informed
  • Liaising with other professionals who are assisting and advising and supporting the needs of students
  • Updating the SEND register
  • Ensuring that teachers and staff are supported in providing for students individual needs through specialist support and professional development and training to achieve the best outcomes for the students
  • Updating and information sharing with the Governing Body 

At St Benedict’s SEND intervention is informed by student progress data. Various interventions are used to support the needs of individual students. Interventions can include small group learning skills sessions. However, most intervention is delivered in subject areas as 1:1 intervention or targeted LSA support in classrooms.

The highest need group at St Benedict’s is autism. We provide a range of support for students with needs in this area including in class support; flexible working arrangements and ASC social skills development.

At St Benedict’s, we are delivering Fresh Start & fluency reading programmes to support children who struggle with reading. 


Additional support for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND:

If parents and carers feel they would like some impartial information, advice or support on any issues relating to their children’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), they can contact the Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) who can offer a range of support. We will help parents, carers and young people to prepare for meetings with schools or the local authority and practically support them at the meetings in an appropriate and impartial manner.  We can also signpost to other relevant support networks.

For more information on SENDIASS and how to find support, please click on this link:

Additional Services

The Local Authority have produced The Local Offer where parents/carers and young people can find out about more specialist provision available.

Please follow the link below to find out more:

Complaints Procedure

Information on the school’s complaints procedure can be found on the Policy Pages of our website.

If you are unhappy with the way that St. Benedict’s is managing your child’s learning needs you should: 

    • Contact your child’s form tutor, subject teacher, or Head of Year with your concerns by telephoning on 01946 692275 to talk about your concerns on the phone or to arrange a meeting.                                                                      

    • If you still have concerns, please contact the school’s SENCo who will try to help resolve the problem. If you are still unhappy then you should ask for a meeting with the SLT member responsible for SEND, Mr C. Redhead , to talk about the issue. 

    • If, after completing these steps you remain unhappy with the responses then you should ask for a meeting with the Headteacher, Mrs Jackson to discuss the issue. 

If you feel the problem has still not been resolved by the school, you may then contact the school’s Governing Body.