SEN Information for Parents
At St Martin’s School, we recognise the importance of supporting all children to achieve their full potential – emotionally, socially, physically and academically. We strive for inclusion, providing all children access to a broad and balanced curriculum where they can participate fully in all activities, irrespective of ability, disabilities, race, gender, ethnicity or social origin.
Kent also provide a range of services available which is called the local offer, these services are available by accessing the Kent website. Kent's Local offer is all about making it easier for people to find out about services available to 0-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities:
The admission arrangements for pupils without an Education, Health and Care Plan do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs.
Our SEND policy can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Inclusion Team at St Martin’s School:
In addition, our Family Liason Officer, Juliet White, works very closely with our Inclusion Team:
If you would like to discuss your child’s Special Educational Needs please contact the school office and make an appointment with a member of the inclusion team.
As a school we can access a range of services and multi-disciplinary professionals through the LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team) process.
The Thrive approach is the early identification of emotional developmental need in children. When you address emotional developmental needs it builds a child’s resilience and supports children engage in learning. The Thrive approach sets out the age-appropriate developmental tasks of children, this knowledge can be used to shape provision to make the best use of learning. This enhances their emotional and social skills, improves their emotional well-being and develops their emotional literacy.
Mrs Howarth is our trained Thrive practitioner.
Please click on the link below if you would like to gain further advice and support for your child that has SEN.