SEN and Disability
All children are welcomed to St Peter’s School where they are valued and respected. We pride ourselves upon being inclusive of all abilities; caring and valuing each child in a way that ensures they reach their own, individual potential. We ensure all children have opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically. Some children will require extra support whilst at school; in some cases, this will only be for a short time but in other instances their needs will be ongoing.
Our children are able to access a team of committed and talented individuals both within and outside school who inspire and motivate both the children and their families. We work together with a range of organisations and schools who challenge and support us in the building of an inclusive community within our school. As a school community there are strong links to support the raising of each child with the love and care they require to take their unique role in the wider world.
All of our class teachers are teachers of children with Special Educational Needs but are also supported by Mrs Towsey, our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and our school dog Shadow. Mrs Towsey is a qualified teacher, a member of the Senior Leadership Team and has received the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. Mrs Towsey is also a Specialist Teacher for Dyslexia and Irlen screener. If you have any concerns and would like to speak to Mrs Towsey she can be contacted on 01795 423479 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a statutory duty to monitor SEN by the Governing Body. Hayley Kingsnorth is the SEN Governor.
If you have a child with SEN and/or disabilities please access Kent’s Local Offer by following the link below. Here you will find details of services available in Kent, for example, arrangements for identifying and assessing children, sources of support, advice and information.