St Francis is an inclusive and supportive school that aims to inspire and have high ambitions for all our pupils. As a Catholic school our aim is to nurture and develop within our children all of their talents. We strongly believe in inclusion and high targets being set for all our children. We pride ourselves on high quality teaching and providing a bespoke curriculum for our children. We are aware that each child is unique, and their individual needs are therefore also unique. We strive to create a curriculum that is adapted and designed to be inspiring and engaging. At the heart of our teaching is encouragement and nurturing of our children, helping them to overcome any barriers they may encounter whilst developing their independent learning. We seek to identify needs and use expert guidance when required. Pupils are fully at the heart of the decision-making process at St Francis. We engage pupils by talking with them about their learning and including them wherever possible so that they have ownership of their targets and are fully included in the evaluation and impact these have had. We aim to support parents as the primary educators of their children. We follow a ‘needs driven’ approach to SEND provision and we listen to and work with both children and parents to evaluate what children need and we aim to provide this. We know that parents are our key partners in how we meet the additional needs of our pupils. Through our parent partnership we ensure that parents are fully involved and informed about the provision made for their child and the impact this may be having.
- SENDCo and Deputy Headteacher: Leah Deighan
- Governor with responsibility for SEND: Pat Jones