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St Malachy’s Primary School 74 Ballymoyer Road, Whitecross

Special Needs Provision

 

 

Care is taken at all times to match the curricular provision for all pupils to their particular stage of development and to take account of any difficulties or special talents which may emerge.

The Special Needs Code of Practice for pupils with Special Educational Needs is being implemented throughout our school. Further details can be obtained through our Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy (in the parents' section under policies).

 

 
 

Classroom Assistants work together with class teachers to support the delivery of learning across the curriculum. Teaching assistants…

  • Deliver individual and small group learning.
  • Assist teachers in the day-to-day maintenance and running of the classroom environment.
  • Help to develop and support positive attitudes and good learning behaviour.
  • Provide direct support for children who find it difficult to learn.
  • Assist with lesson preparation and administrative tasks.
  • Are fully trained to deliver the "Reading Partnership" and "Maths Catch-up" programmes.
 

External Agencies

We strongly support and value a multi-agency working approach, welcoming and encouraging the active involvement of parents and carers. Advice, information and direct assistance from a range of statutory and non-statutory bodies ensures effective inclusion for ALL pupils at St. Joseph’s Primary School.

  • The School Nurse (Carmel Mackin) based at John Mitchell Place , Newry. (028 30834206)
  • Educational Psychology (Newry). A service offering assessment and advice in support of pupils with a range of learning difficulties. (028 30266443)
  • SpLD Services (SELB) provides advice and support for children with a specific learning difficulty. (02837512200)
  • Pupil Personal Development Services (SELB) provides advice to schools in relation to pupils’ general welfare (eg) Bereavement and Improving Self Esteem (02837512200)
  • Autism Advisory and Intervention Services (AAIS – SELB) – supports the personal, social and educational development of children with an autistic spectrum disorder. (02837512200)
  • Language and Communication Services (SELB) supports schools in meeting the needs of children identified with language and communication problems. (02837512200)

 

 

LINKS TO USEFUL WEBSITES

 The following links, sites and Apps may be useful in providing information to parents and supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs.

 The British Dyslexia Association

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk 

 

Important Words Your Child Should Learn to Read & Spell

http://www.highfrequencywords.org/first-100-high-frequency-word-list-precursive.html

http://www.highfrequencywords.org/next-200-high-frequency-word-list-precursive.html

 

 Autism NI

http://www.autismni.org/

 Autism UK

http://www.autism.org.uk/

 Education Authority's Website Area for Special Needs

http://www.selb.org/parents-students/special-education-needs/

 Family Learning

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/

LINKS TO USEFUL WEBSITES

 The following links, sites and Apps may be useful in providing information to parents and supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs.

 

 The British Dyslexia Association

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk 

 

 

 Autism NI

http://www.autismni.org/

 Autism UK

http://www.autism.org.uk/

 Education Authority's Website Area for Special Needs

http://www.selb.org/parents-students/special-education-needs/

 Family Learning

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/