St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

SEND and Inclusion

At St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, with Jesus in our hearts, we celebrate the uniqueness of the individual. We believe that our pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have an equal right to an education that enables them to develop fully. Through our quality-first teaching, planning, provision and our high quality assess, plan, do and review procedures, we aim to:  

  • Provide early identification of SEND 
  • Ensure that children have access to a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum which is appropriately scaffolded through inclusive teaching 
  • Minimise barriers to participation in school life 
  • Nurture and support the relationship between teachers and pupils through mutual respect 
  • Build positive partnerships between school and families as a key role in supporting the child 
  • Develop children’s independence 
  • Regularly monitor the progress of pupils and review outcomes 
  • Create Pupil Passports that are tailored to the child’s needs 
  • Work cooperatively with external agencies including the local authority to ensure a multi-professional approach 
  • Provide relevant training to staff members supporting pupils with SEND 
  • Have effective transition procedures to ensure continuity and support when joining, progressing through the school or moving on.


For further information please refer to our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy and SEND Information Report which can be found below or contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo), Mrs Tonia Robertson, on 01252 548123.






The school is wheelchair accessible and we are very happy to offer assistance to any disabled visitor who may require additional support with parking arrangements or access. We have a reserved parking space for people with disabilities near to the school hall.


We respectfully advise that you telephone ahead on 01252 548123 or email: to inform us of your requirements when making an appointment to visit the school.