Special Educational Needs at St Mary’s, Bentworth
Welcome to St Mary’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) page. I hope that it will provide you with useful information about SEN provision within the school.
My name is Nicola Kemp and I am the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at St Mary’s, a role I also undertake at Medstead Primary School. As SENCo my job is to identify and coordinate provision for pupils with additional needs. This involves working closely with parents and school staff and will sometimes include liaising with children’s services and other outside agencies to ensure that the needs of individual children are met.
I started this role in January 2015. I am an experienced SENCo and I have teaching experience across the Primary age range in a variety of different schools. I look forward to meeting and working with parents at St Mary's.
SEN in schools – an overview
Many children may experience some difficulty in their learning at some time during their education. Often support in class will mean that most children overcome their difficulties quickly and easily. However, a few children will need extra help for some or all of their time in school.
These children may need extra help because of a range of needs such as:
Our school’s agreed approach to SEN
To see our SEN policy, visit
SEN provision within the school
Our SEN provision is delivered by trained learning support assistants.
We are also supported by a wide range of outside agencies that can provide us with specialist advice and provision if necessary.
Provision often includes the use of specialist resources and multisensory teaching strategies.
Many children who don’t have SEN also benefit from many strategies used to support children with SEN.