Special Needs at St Ignatius


Welcome to our SEND Page


Special Educational Needs and Disability  ( SEND )

St Ignatius Primary School is a fully inclusive school. We work hard to meet the needs of all of our pupils. The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children.

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact our AHT/ SENCo (Ms Curran) or our head teacher (Mr Bonner).

We believe that the key to success is happiness, a love of learning and a school where children feel supported, respected and safe.  Every child is precious and it is a privilege to play a part in their development – their overall well-being is of paramount importance and at the centre of what we do at St Ignatius Primary. 

We expect every child to fulfil their potential and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness and the gifts and talents they have. We aim to provide each child with the skills, knowledge, resilience, enthusiasm and life skills which will equip them to lead a successful and happy life.

We hope you find the following information helpful in understanding the types of support we provide for our pupils at St Ignatius Primary, and how and when these can be accessed. 

Click here to view Haringey’s Local Offer

For Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) | Haringey Council


St Ignatius Primary School works in partnership with a range of external professionals and specialists to ensure that we can provide the highest quality provision for children with SEND. These professionals include:

  • Educational  Psychology
  • Integrated  Disabilities  Services  (IDS) and Specialist Teaching Service –  Social  Care  Team;  Physical  Disability  Team  (inc. Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy); Complex Needs team
  • Speech and Language Therapy (NHS and private provision)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • School Nurse
  • Counselling Services 


What are the school’s policies for the identification and assessment of pupils with special educational needs (SEN)?

All of our teachers teach children with SEN. All of our staff recognise the importance of identifying SEN early and making effective provision quickly. The identification and assessment of SEN is built into the schools approach to monitoring the progress of all pupils.

We assess each pupil’s skills and levels of attainment when they first come to the school. This builds on the information from the child’s previous early years or school where appropriate, and provides us with information we need to monitor their progress. It also ensures that we discover any areas of difficulty early on. Where children already have their SEN diagnosed or identified we will work closely with the family and our partners to make sure we know as much as possible about the child before they start at the school.


Special Needs Support for Parents:


  • www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
  • www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
  • www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
  • www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
  • www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
  • www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
  • www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
  • www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
  • www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
  • www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories


Speech and Language:





Complex Needs:





SEND Documents

Including Pupils with Downs Syndrome


For any concerns please contact Ms Curran via the school office.

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