There are four broad areas of special educational need, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic School and St Joseph’s Catholic School we welcome everybody into our school community and we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil and adult in our school family to fulfil their full potential no matter what their background or personal circumstances.
This belief stems from a desire for our whole school community to have a love of learning which is based on the gospel values of respect, tolerance and understanding for all. This will allow pupils and adults alike to contribute fully to the life of the school, the parish and the local community. We strive to nurture educational development by motivating and inspiring all, while developing a strong team spirit which is based on the catholic ethos as well as spiritual and moral development.