Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Special Educational Needs

Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difference that calls for special educational provision to be made for them.


Mrs Sue Poirette is the SENCO ( Special Educational Needs Coordinator) at St Paul's School. She is supported in her role by Miss Flatley and the headteacher. You can contact Mrs Poirrette directly by emailing


Mrs Poirette ensures the SEN and Disability Act 2001 and guidance in the SEN Code of Practice 2014 is implemented effectively across the school. She supports the staff  to create an environment that meets the special educational needs of each child. She works alongside the Senior Leadership Team to continually monitor the progress of all pupils, to ensure that the special educational needs of children are identified, assessed and provided for as early as possible. She also provides specific input,  helping staff to match interventions to individual needs, in addition to differentiated classroom provision, for those pupils recorded as having SEN at a level which requires a School Focused Plan or for a pupil in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education and Health Care plan (EHC).


Click on the links below to access our SEND Policy and SEND Information Report.

St Paul's has achieved the British Dyslexia Association's  Kite Mark award and is proud to be a Dyslexia Friendly School.

All staff have been fully trained in dyslexia friendly techniques.

 The British Dyslexia website can be accessed from the link below:

We ensure that we promote multi-sensory ways of learning, scaffold learning and promote all learners’ strengths.


If you would like further information, a guide on dyslexia for families to share with children (age 7—11) is available on the Parent Champions website:


Parent/Carer Guide to SEND Meetings with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Link to:

Special Educational Needs Policy 


SEN School Information Report