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Our Named SENDCO is Mrs K Snape

St. Leo’s and Southmead Catholic Primary School aims to be an inclusive school which meets the needs of all pupils. We aim to provide a caring supportive environment for all our pupils, where all of our children are nurtured, valued and succeed. Inclusion is about the presence, participation and achievement of all pupils by identifying and removing any potential barriers to learning and making reasonable adjustments to ensure that all children can participate in all activities. If your child is identified as needing additional help, the first thing we as a school would do is speak to you to discuss your child’s needs, our process is outlined below.
Identification Process
Supporting Behaviour
We strive for early identification and if you have concerns about your child, or if staff identify any concerns we will first plan a short intervention programme for them to take part in. If this does not address the issue, an identification form will then be completed and your child will have a personalised provision plan (PPP) with achievable targets set.

At times throughout their time at our school, children may present with challenging behaviours. We firmly believe that all behaviours displayed by the children are them trying to communicate their feelings or tell us that they are experiencing difficulties in a particular area.  We will work closely with you in order to support your child and to figure out the best way forward.


This will then be reviewed termly (Plan, Do & Review cycle) in a meeting with parents, class teacher and either Mrs Snape (SENDCO) or Mrs Tambourini. Once your child has had a PPP for a period of 12 months, we will review the next steps and decide together whether your child requires any further support or indeed should be removed from the SEND register due to progress made.

We have a range of strategies in place in order to support a child with their behaviour, for example

Class rules/Charter

School behaviour Policy

Working with our learning mentor (Mrs Sambor)

Restorative Practice procedures and methods

We also work very closely with the Behaviour Outreach service.

For more information please download a copy of our school’s SEN information below.
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