All Richmond maintained schools have a broadly similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress in school and are given the best chance to reach their potential.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with special educational needs being met in a mainstream setting whenever possible and where this reflects the wishes of the families.
Where parents wish to send their child to St Elizabeth’s, the admissions process is the same as for children without additional needs except where pupils have a Statement or Education Health Care Plan. In such cases parents need to contact the SEN department at the London Borough of Richmond and ask for a place at St Elizabeth’s to be offered. The school will then be sent papers detailing the child’s needs and a request to consider whether or not these can be met within the setting.
All parents who are considering St Elizabeth’s are invited to attend a tour of the school. Parents of children whose special educational needs and/or disability are already established, should book an individual meeting with the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher or SENCO to discuss these and any provision that the school can offer.
For more information, please click here to download St Elizabeth’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy and St Elizabeth’s Information for Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs 2018/19.
The local offer of services provided by the local authority via Achieving for Children can be found at www.afclocaloffer.org.uk, and they can be contacted by telephone on 0208 547 4722 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org