St Michael with St John Church of England Primary School

Nurture, Inspire, Achieve.

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 


St Michael with St John CE Primary School is proud to be an inclusive school.





At St Michael with St John, we believe that all pupils, regardless of their needs or ability, have the right to a high quality education. We support and guide our pupils to aim high, providing them with ambitious opportunities that reflect high expectations for all. As encapsulated in our school motto, ‘Nurture, Inspire, Achieve’, we ensure that our curriculum and wider opportunities throughout school are designed to enable access to all and if required, can be adapted and developed to meet individual special educational needs and / or disabilities.


We endeavour to establish a very clear understanding of all of our pupils’ needs through early identification of SEN/D, beginning for most pupils, prior to them joining us. Working in partnership with parents / carers and external agencies is integral to this. Appropriate training may also be sought for staff members at this point to ensure the quality of teaching and learning on offer for pupils with specific needs meets a high standard.


Our bespoke curriculum, which is based on the National Curriculum, has been planned specifically to meet the needs of our pupils at St Michael with St John. With the main area of need for our pupils being speech, language and communication, all our subjects have a distinct focus on language development and understanding of key vocabulary, along with opportunities for oracy development. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with schemes of work for each subject that follow a coherent, well-planned sequence. Individual lessons allow for adaptations and the inclusion of supplementary resources to be made as required. For more information, please visit our ‘subject areas’ page on our school website.


Ultimately, we are driven by the belief that all of our pupils at St Michael with St John deserve to have their world enriched with knowledge and skills that will make a difference to their lives long after they leave us.


In the documents below, you can read all about our provision and how we support children who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, and their families.  For further information, please contact our Inclusion Manager - Miss Qadri - at the school on 01254 665190.

Ideas for inclusive activities

Please click the link below to find a special edition of the North West SEND Regional Network Newsletter. It contains a wide range of resources and websites that have been specially collated for children across the early years and school age range, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.


Links to support home learning

Below, you will find subpages with links to a variety of websites which  will support pupils as they learn from home. The website links below are operated by independent organisations that are solely responsible for the operation and information found on their sites. As families access these resources, any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites should be directed to the organisation hosting the information. When using any online resources, please remember to follow online safety advice. 

Click on the icon below to visit the Blackburn with Darwen Local Offer website. The website provides further information about SEN/D and details of the support provided by Blackburn with Darwen council. 

SEND Information Advice & Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS offers free impartial advice and information for parents, children and young people about special educational needs (SEN) procedures as set out in SEN legislation and the SEN Code of Practice 2015. Click the link below to visit their website. 

Designated Clinical Officer

The role of the DCO is to listen to children and young people, families and professionals so that health services offer the right provision to ensure children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are able to reach their goals and achieve their outcomes.

Contact details:

Name: Carole Kay

Tel: 01254 612722