Warrington St Ann's C E Primary School
St. Ann’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School, and as such we seek to help our children to achieve their potential, and feel valued as individuals within a community, based on Christ’s values of love, care and respect.
Within the framework of the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage, we aim to provide a whole range of balanced learning opportunities for all children, to help them grow and develop into independent, responsible young people.
We believe that we can only achieve the best for your child, by close co-operation between home and school, and we welcome your involvement. Your child is precious to you, and our aim is to provide a happy, stimulating environment, in which your child will feel secure and be able to develop to his or her fullest extent.
Information available at Warrington St Ann's CE Primary School website.
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Childcare provision related to this school
- Warrington St Ann's C E Primary (N)
Please see separate entry under 'nursery' for more details.
- Beamont Wasps Link 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
School admissions: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/schools
WBC school admission, transport & pupil services team: 01925 446226
Who to contact
Where to go
- Warrington St. Anns C of E Primary School
- WA2 8AL
- Local/National Service?
St Ann’s CE and Nursery Centre is a popular 1 form entry school set in Orford.
Designated toilet and changing area for wheel chair access in both main school and Nursery.
- Contact Name
- Kate Keen (Head Teacher) Rachel Pimblett (Deputy Head / Inclusion Coordinator) Kathy Sherwen (SENCo)
- Contact Telephone
- 01925 632210
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 5-11 - Primary
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?
Trained staff provide on-going teacher assessments and tracking of pupil progress which will identify possible areas of need.
Children may also be identified as needing additional support through regular progress meetings.
Concerns can be raised by parents/carers
Staff may identify a change in a child's behaviour.
A child may ask for help as they find an area of learning more difficult.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Parents/carers are encouraged to speak, in the first instance to the child’s class teacher, Inclusion Coordinator (INCo) and/or the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) if they have any concerns.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
All class teachers are teachers of SEND and the school embraces inclusive education.
The class teacher is responsible for daily differentiated lessons. If a child has additional needs related to more specific areas of their education, then a ‘Learning’ Plan may be implemented following discussion between you, class teacher, child and SENCo / INCo. This ‘Learning’ Plan will be monitored regularly and feed into possible specific individual or group interventions. The interventions will be evaluated termly to ascertain the impact of the provision and to inform next steps. Interventions are monitored by the class teacher, INCo and the SENCo. Interventions are recorded on a provision map.
Occasionally a child may need expert support from an outside agency. If they meet the criteria referral forms are then completed in conjunction with parents/carers and forwarded to the appropriate agency. That agency may conduct a series of assessments, and following theses provide a programme of support to the school and/or parents/carers.
- 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 curriculum is adapted or differentiated in different ways according to a child’s needs and recorded on the school Provision Map. The ‘WAVES of provision’ approach is taken:
WAVE 1 Quality First Teaching (QFT) - class teachers routinely use their knowledge of pupil’s levels and learning styles to differentiate work to match children’s needs.
WAVE 2 differentiation - If pupils have been identified with specific needs, their work may need to be further differentiated, to remove barriers to learning and enable them to access the curriculum more easily.
WAVE 3 differentiation - If the school feels it is appropriate, specialist equipment, resources or a learning programme may be made available.
Teaching assistants in school provide support to teachers across Wave 1, 2 and 3 provision.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
St Ann’s CE Primary has an open door policy and welcomes parents/carers to discuss their child. In addition class teachers are usually available at the end of the day for short informal discussions; longer appointments can be made with the class teacher , INCo or the SENCo through the school office.
Learning Guides are produced relating to topics to enable parents/carers to support their children at home and are available on the website.
The class teacher may occasionally make extra notes in a home-school link book or reading record, if the teacher, INCo or SENCo feel this is necessary.
Reviews of Learning Plans are discussed with parents/carers.
Annual review meetings are held for children with statements / EHCP.
Parents’ Evenings inform parents/carers of your child's progress.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
All staff offer pastoral support for children. Designated members of staff are available for children who wish to discuss issues and concerns.
Christian Values are taught through collective worship, circle times and the PSHCE / PSED Curriculum.
We have comprehensive policies to deal with medical issues, based on current good practice and accepted guidelines.
If all school support has been exhausted, the school has access to external agencies and professionals, to support with behaviour, attendance and emotional well-being.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
At times it may be necessary for school to consult or refer with outside agencies within the local authority to receive more specialised advice, such as:
- Educational Psychologist
- Speech and Language Team
- Occupational Therapy
- Inclusion Team Teachers for Learning
- Sensory Support (Hearing and Visual Impairment)
- SEN Orthoptist
- School Health
- Social Services
- CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
- Child Protection / Safeguarding Team
Access to these services is prioritised according to need and availability. This would be dependent on school judging that the child meets the required criteria for this support.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
Staff at St Ann’s CE Primary have and undergo training to support children with SEND.
The INCo is a qualified teacher with the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination.
The SENCo is a specialist teacher with Diplomas in Specific Learning Difficulties, such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia and Autism.
Some staff are trained in Speech and language programmes, reading and writing interventions.
The INCO and SENCo attend regular SEN training within the local authority to maintain up to date knowledge of SEN practice.
Staff receive a range of training on a regular basis as co-ordinated by the INCo and SENCo.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
School endeavours to include all pupils in all activities and will work closely with parents/carers to try to ensure barriers to participation are removed and reasonable adjustments made wherever possible.
Risk assessment will be shared with pupils and families to ensure the correct provision is in place.
- 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 Ann's ensures that the school environment is accessible, currently our facilities include:
- The school building is wheel chair accessible.
- There are two disabled toilets in the main building and one in the Nursery.
- There is a disabled parking bay at the front of the school.
As a school we are happy to discuss individual access requirements and we will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
Transition within school is carefully planned with individual childrens' needs discussed prior to visiting new classroom.
School works closely with High Schools and any other educational setting to endeavour to ensure smooth transition for all pupils.
Transition for individual pupils needs are discussed and carefully planned prior to transition.
When a child joins from another setting, the school makes contact with that setting to support transition.
The school endeavours to listen and take account of views of parents / carers regarding the needs of pupils with SEN when they join school.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
The schools provision mapping identifies categories of need on an individual, group, class and whole school basis. Funds are allocated to best meet the needs of pupils and spending is regularly reviewed.
Further support or resources may be allocated to your child following assessments by the SENCo, INCo or outside agencies (e.g. children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team).
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
The Head Teacher, SENCo, INCo, will allocate resources and support based on a child’s individual needs, following discussions with the class teacher and where appropriate, advice from external professional agencies and parents/carers. This will be in line with the SEN Code of Practice.
The allocation of support will be informed by the school’s own internal assessment procedures and any external professional reports. Any plans or interventions will be discussed with parents/carers and reviewed regularly.
Support will change according to the ongoing review of need which will be discussed with staff, parents/carers and child.
For children with a statement or EHCP, further consultation will take place with all stakeholders to determine support ‘addition to and different from’ that which is available to school.