Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 At St. Bridget's we value each and every child. Their happiness, academic progress and personal well-being is of the utmost importance to us. We are an inclusive school and we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve their very best. Some children will require extra support in school to meet their needs or to improve their learning. This additional help will usually be provided in school either by staff or with the help of external specialists. 

"Staff identify the additional needs of pupils with SEND quickly. The school works effectively with a range of professionals and parents and carers to ensure that pupils with SEND receive the help they need to progress well through the curriculum. These pupils achieve similarly well to other pupils in school." (Ofsted 2023) 


Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Natalie Palmer. You  can contact her via the school office on 01946 820320                         


St Bridget's SEND Information Report

Please click in the list below to view our school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Offer / SEND report.

This gives details of:

  • the kinds of SEND that are provided for
  • arrangements for consulting with parents and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • our approach to teaching children with additional needs

It also gives lots of other useful information.

Children with SEND may have additional needs from one or more of the four main areas of need, these are detailed below:

  • Social and Emotional and Mental Health
  • Cognition and Learning Provision
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Our comprehensive SEND Policy also gives guidance and information on any pupil identified with Special Educational needs or Disabilities. This can be found in the document list below

SEND Information

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Our Local Offer:

To view our Local Offer on Cumberland County Council Website, please click the link below:  


You can also find out more details about services in the local area from the Cumberland County Council Website.

Follow the link to the Cumberland County Council local offer page by clicking on the link below: 


Family Action:

We recognise that family life can sometimes be difficult and there may be pressures within the family home. Some families may need emotional support and guidance but don’t know where to access information, help or services close to home.

Family Action is a service available to ALL Cumbrian families. Click on the link below to find out more information, or speak to our SENDCo who would be happy to discuss this further with you and advise on a referral.

Family Action - Nottinghamshire


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