A message from our SENCO link governor Michelle:

As we continue the journey of recovery, we acknowledge the difficulties faced by families and staff following on from the global pandemic. Through working in partnership with parents and carers, continuing to have an open door and an open heart for all children, including those with additional needs, staff are working exceptionally hard, supporting wellbeing whilst accelerating knowledge too. Our SEND policy has developed as we try to adapt to this ever-changing situation ensuring that all children have access to a wide range of learning opportunities. As SEND Link Governor everyone is in my thoughts and prayers. As we strive to be like, and to do as Jesus would do, we can make a good start by being kind.

SEND Intent Statement

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at St Werburgh’s, and we continue to strive to build on and develop the practice we have in place. We firmly believe that all pupils should be supported to achieve their best so that they may flourish spiritually, academically, socially, physically and emotionally.

We fully support our pupils with identified Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in line with the SEN Code of Practice.

Please click here for St Werburgh’s Local Offer.
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We welcome all children to St Werburgh’s, and strive to ensure that we meet the needs of each and every child. Before admitting pupils with special educational needs, we would have informative discussions with both the pupil’s family and the local authority to ascertain the suitability of our provision and any adjustments we would need to make to include them in their year group’s curriculum.

Click here to meet the SENCO Team: Mrs Dean and Mrs Barradell. If you wish to speak to either member of the SENCO Team, please telephone the school on 01332 673827, or email or

For a copy of our SEND policy, click here.

For a copy of our Access Plan, which details how provision will be made for those with physical or learning needs, click here.

For our School Information Report click here.