Our whole school approach to SEND: high quality first teaching alongside additional interventions contribute to a coherent approach to SEND provision for our children. We regularly review what we offer our children to help support them in their educational and personal journey through school. There are high expectations for all children embedded in our approach to the curriculum.
Wave 1- differentiated whole class teaching to meet your child’s educational needs. Any reasonable adjustments will be made to the teaching, resources and environment which might make your child’s time in school easier.
Wave 2- small group work tailored to your child’s needs.
Wave 3- 1:1 working- a highly personalised learning program planned specifically to help your child achieve their potential.
At St. Mary’s we work closely with other agencies. Some of these are summarised below…
Your local Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) works with children, young people and families to provide a range of services which help improve well-being, school attendance, learning, behaviour and health care.
They aim to promote the early identification of children with additional needs. By delivering high quality preventative and supportive services we want to enable children to continue living successfully with their families and communities.
Call: 0114 2053158
The Sheffield Autism Team supports schools and settings meet the needs of social communication difficulties including autism. They also offer direct work with children and provide advice and support to parents and professionals.
Web: Autism and Social Communication team | Sheffield (sheffielddirectory.org.uk)
Autism support - Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk)
Call: 0114 2736567
They have a dedicated phone service that is manned by experienced teachers from the team. The service is available Monday to Thursday during term time from 1pm to 4pm.
The service works with children with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties from 0 to 16 years of age. They have three teams: the pre-school team, the mainstream schools team and the special schools team.
The teams include specialist therapists who work with children who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties associated with conditions such as hearing impairment, complex needs, stammering, cleft palate, autism and physical disability.
The Speech and Language Therapist’s role is to identify children’s communication strengths and weaknesses. We also support the development of skills in the child, their carers and teachers, which will enable the child to maximise their communication potential.
Though based in clinics at Flockton House, Firth Park and Ryegate, therapists work away from their bases in the community into a wide range of settings. These include family homes, schools, nurseries and Children’s Centres.
For general enquiries contact Lynne Williams
Call: 0114 2262333
Fax: 0114 2507467
For further information about services on offer in Sheffield, please visit the Sheffield City Council website: https://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/