Without exception, every child at St Brigid’s is valued. We recognise that all children are unique and we are committed to ensuring that we meet their needs. At St Brigid’s we discover the individual potential of every child within a caring and mutually supportive environment. As a Roman Catholic school, we are committed to developing an inclusive ethos, underpinned by policies and practice. These are maintained and developed by the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, liaising with the SEN Governor, parents and families.
At St Brigid’s RC, the role of SENCO is carried out by our Inclusion Leader, Ciara Griffin.
Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN):
The Children and Families Act 2014 states that: ‘A child or young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them (Section 20). Special educational provision is provision that is additional to or different from that which would normally be provided for children or young people of the same age in a mainstream education setting (Section 21). This definition of SEN is the same as the definition of SEN in the Education Act 1996.