St Augustine's Catholic Primary School
The children are the most important part of our school. It is they that bring us together as teachers, parents and governors. We look to encourage each child to be confident and ambitious about themselves and the wider world.
As a Catholic School, Gospel values underpin all that we do. Our children leave the school with the hopes that they can carry these values into the wider world.
We are all very proud of our school and everything that it stands for.
Information taken from St Augustine's Catholic Primary School website.
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Childcare provision related to this school
- St Augustine's Catholic Primary (N)
Please see separate entry under 'nursery' for more details.
- Breakfast club run by the school (contact school for details)
- Westy Wasp Out of School Club
Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details.
- Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
Please contact the Families Information Service for more details.
For more detailed information of childcare linked to this school please contact the Families Information Service, who can offer comprehensive up to date information on registered childcare in Warrington, including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups, out of school and holiday clubs, carer & toddler groups, leisure activities and much more.....
Other Useful contacts
WBC school admission, transport, & pupil services team 01925 446226
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Mrs Andrea Towey
- Contact Position
- Head Teacher
Fax: 01925 575119
Where to go
St. Augustines Catholic Primary School
- WA4 1PY
- Local/National Service?
St Augustine’s is a faith school serving the local community. We believe children thrive in a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which we aim to meet all personal needs.
Not all toilets are accessible but we do have a disabled toilet facility.
- Contact Name
- Mrs Andrea Towey (Head Teacher)
- Contact Telephone
- 01925 633317
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 - Secondary
Preparation for adulthood
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
Identification strategies used include:
- Quality first teaching approaches
- Discussions with parents
- Pupil voice
- Teacher assessment
- Discussions with Head Teacher, other staff or external agencies
- Results of standardised or diagnostic tests, for example reading tests, SATs results, B Squared
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
If parents/carers think your child has special educational needs parents/carers are welcomed to discuss with the class teacher, SENCo and Head Teacher any concerns they may have about their child’s needs.
We are not a specialist school we are a mainstream school. We do have access to the school’s SEN and disability Policy and their child’s entitlement within the SEN and disability framework.
Parents/carers will be fully involved in decision making and setting appropriate targets.They will be given information about the roles of other professionals and invited to review the progress of their child. Parents/carers will be informed about the Parent Partnership Service when their child’s needs are first identified.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
The Responsibilities of the SENCo are:
- Planning and developing the SEND provision together with the Head teacher and Governing Body.Overseeing with the Head Teacher the analysis and assessment of the pupils’ needs through Pupil Progress Meetings.
- Monitoring the quality of teaching and standards of pupil achievement.
- Developing, managing and reviewing a Provision Map (Provision Management).
- Overseeing and updating the school census – SIMS.
- Enhancing positive and constructive relationships with parents.
- Keeping the Head Teacher and Governing Body informed of developments annually.
- Identifying the need for training / INSET related to special needs and disability.
- Disseminating information to relevant staff.
- Co-coordinating the deployment of teaching assistants supporting pupils with SEN and disabilities through the provision map.
The Governors of St. Augustine’s school will ensure that:
- Parents will have access to the SEN policy.
- The SEN policy is in place in line with the requirements of the Code of Practice.
- All staff are aware of the contents of the SEN and disabilities policy.
- The Governing Body will be kept informed about the success of the SEN and disabilities policy.
- The Governing Body will receive a review of the provision map.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
- The class teacher is responsible for working with the pupil on a daily basis and for planning and delivering a personalised learning programme which should be recorded within planning and the Provision Map.
A range of strategies are used to support the needs of pupils with SEN and disabilities including:
- Quality first teaching
- Different learning materials or more effective strategies (ICT software).
- Special equipment or resources.
- Some group or individual support.
- Extra adult time devoted to the nature of planned intervention and monitoring its effectiveness.
The SENCo will oversee further assessment of a pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and monitor and review the impact of the action taken.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
All staff within St. Augustine’s review progress of pupils with SEN and disabilities:
- Through quality first teaching and subsequent assessment
- Through Wave 2&3 interventions and outcomes
- Individual and personalised learning reviews to discuss targets and progress
- Records of reviews and outcomes
- National Curriculum levels and attainments in literacy and numeracy
- Pupil Progress meetings
- Educational and other assessments such as B Squared
- Views of parents and pupil
- Involvement of other professionals
- Parents/carers will be closely informed where there is a concern about their child’s needs and be encouraged to contribute to the assessment.
- Parents/carers will be fully involved in decision making and setting appropriate targets.
- Parents/carers will be given information about the roles of other professionals.
Parents/carers will be invited to review the progress of their child.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
At St Augustine’s we aim to meet the needs of all of our pupils through:
- A trained Pastoral teaching assistant
- Nurture group –Silver SEAL
- Pastoral teaching assistant works closely with families to offer support with attendance
- Pastoral teaching assistant spends time with pupils struggling with behaviour to diffuse problems and enable swift return to the classroom
- An active School Council which promotes the pupil voice
- Suggestions box in each classroom and in the school foyer for parents
- Medical policy and medicine cabinet to enable the administration of prescribed medicine
- First Aid room
- Staff trained in First Aid
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
There are no specialist services available at St Augustine’s.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
Staff are informed about recent SEN and disabilities information through staff meetings and INSET by SENCo, colleagues from Inclusion Services or other external agencies as appropriate.
Staff training will support the development of the skills of all teachers in meeting the needs of pupils with SEN and disabilities.
At St Augustine’s we have trained members of staff in Letters and Sounds, Speech and Language, Better Reading, 1st Class @number and Success @Arithmetic.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
Lessons are as inclusive as possible; with adjustments made depending on need. Children with disabilities are included on all school visits and residentials.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
St Augustine’s building is as inclusive as possible with wheelchair access and toilet facilities.
17% of our children are currently an English as an Additional Language teacher(EAL) within our setting with adjustments made depending on need. We have a language support teacher and teaching assistant.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
School will prepare and support your child to join the school, transfer to a new school or move onto High School in a number of ways. St. Augustine’s enjoy a good working relationship with Cardinal Newman Catholic High School and other local high schools. Children have regular opportunities to visit the High School or take part in activities. Nursery staff invite new parents/carers to visit the school and attend a welcome meeting. Additionally, nursery children are invited to spend time in the Reception class. All pupils have the opportunity to spend time with the class teacher they will be moving to in the following school year.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
School's allocated and matched resources to children's needs through developing, managing and reviewing a Provision Map (Provision Management).
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
The decision of what type and how much support your child may need is reached through developing, managing and reviewing a Provision Map (Provision Management). It is also determined through a professional dialogue between teacher and SENCo.