Special Educational Needs(SEN)


For any children who experience problems with their learning, we liaise with the school’s special educational inclusion leader, who is also our special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCo). Children may need intervention for a range of reasons; in certain cases, the school may draw up individual plans for children to support them in tackling their difficulties.

Teaching assistants may support children in their learning mainly through intervention based support of a child or group of children however we expect the children to receive quality first teaching within their class as well.

The school’s Inclusion Leader, Mrs Reeves, looks forward to working with children and meeting parents.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss policy and procedure.


Dorset Local Offer – Information for parents regarding support for SEND children


What is the Local Offer?  It is all about information for children and young people who are disabled and those with special educational needs (SEN). This information is published by local authorities. Please use the following link for more information: Dorset Local Offer – information for parents regarding support for SEND children


St Joseph’s SEND Policy September 2018 SEND Policy 2018


St Joseph’s SEND Information Report 2017 SEND Information Report 2017


 Dorset County Council’s SEN Parents’ Guide SEN Parent Carer Guide




Dorset SENDIASS is an information, advice and support service for children and young people aged 0-25 with educational needs and/or a disability. Please read the following leaflet.

SENDIASS service leaflet Nov. 2017 A4