Special Educational Needs Information (SEN)
Downloadable documents related to SEND:
Local Offer (2016-2017) – PDF
Please find below a copy of our provision map and a review document:
Supporting Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
At St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School our Mission Statement underpins all aspects of our school life including supporting those pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). For some pupils this may mean they take part in small group interventions such as Talking Partners where the aim is to develop a pupil’s spoken English. Other pupils may require withdrawal for one to one work with school staff to develop their spoken language. In some cases, we may access specialist support from EMTAS – the Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Service in the form of resources or in class support.
As with all our children, our pupils with English as a second language have their progress monitored to ensure that they make progress across all areas of the curriculum. If it is felt your child would benefit from additional support in Literacy or Numeracy via an intervention group, this will be discussed with you. For some pupils with English as an additional language no extra support is required
We are able to provide interpreters if needed when meeting with parents who also have English as an additional language and we can have reports translated into a range of languages.
At St Oswald’s we value and respect the cultural and linguistic identities of our EAL pupils and we use these to enrich the learning of all our pupils by celebrating different cultures and traditions throughout the school year.
Further information is available in the school’s policy: –
St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School Policy for Pupils with English as an Additional Language