St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Individual Needs and Inclusion

SEND Vision at St. Teresa's

At St Teresa's we believe in an inclusive environment. We believe that school should be a happy and enjoyable place for all children, and that the children should be at the centre of all that we do. Each child’s individual learning style should be respected. All children should have high but attainable targets that support them in achieving their full potential. Parents should be involved in all decisions regarding their child and there should be open lines of communication between parents and school staff at all times. Every child should be given an appropriate level of support but at the same time be encouraged to become independent learners.

As a school we will do everything that we can to ensure that children’s learning needs do not become barriers to learning. By doing this, we will aim to ensure that each child will have equal opportunity to make progress and achieve their full potential, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, special needs, attainment or background.

Staff participate in regular training to support them in meeting the individual needs of the children that they work with. Children attend small group activities to support them in achieving their targets. These activities are designed to be fun, interactive and supportive, and have precise outcomes closely linked to each child’s need.

Parents are invited in for regular meetings and parents should feel welcome to arrange to speak to both the class teacher and SENCO at any point.

Our SENCo is Mrs Sharland.  For full information on our approach to supporting children with additional needs please see our handbook below.


The Local Offer website is a hub of information and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND), their families and professionals in the field. 

Here is  the link to Bristol’s Local Offer website. :