St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
Special Educational Needs and Disability - Our Vision and Values
Tailored provision is described via our ‘local offer’ and SEND information report. The diagram describes the local offer for the school; the purpose of the local offer and SEND Information Report is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available within the school. The school caters in an inclusive way through differentiated provision for waves 1, 2 and 3. Wave 4 provision is not part of the local offer but demonstrates the extended offer within the Rochdale Authority should the need arise beyond mainstream schooling. Children and Families are at the heart of our offer.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs L. Burton
Speech and Language Therapy
Each week, our Speech and Language Professional works with a number of children, focussing on WellComm. WellComm is a Speech and Language tool kit for screening and intervention that plays a crucial role in identifying children with potential language difficulties and offers a range of customised intervention activities to help support their language development. You can support your child with their language development by doing some of the home activities at the level your child is working towards. You can ask your child's teacher what level your child is working towards if you are unsure which level to begin with. All home activities can be found in the starred pages, below:
Blanks Level Questioning
In addition to the Wellcomm screen, some of our Reception pupils are also working on their 'blank level' skills'. The picture below demonstrates the four blank levels of questioning and what each one entails:
The BBC 'Tiny Happy People' website is a wonderful site for early years parents which contains lots of useful info/videos for parents/carers.
For the latest SEND policy, see policies webpage:
Useful resources for Parents and Carers