Special Educational Needs and Disability


At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, our aim is to enable all of our children have access to a balanced and broad curriculum to enable them to achieve their full potential. We believe that high quality teaching is vital for all; however, for some children there are occasions when further, additional support may be needed to help them make progress.

Our definition of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is when a child has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

Children have a learning disability if they:

  • Have a significant greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind, generally provided for children of the same age in schools nationally.

Children are not automatically regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they are taught.

Within school, children are being continually assessed and reviewed by their class teacher, further advice and assessment can be given by our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Senco) – Julie Morrell.

If you would like further information about our commitment to high quality provision for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, you can find our SEND policy on the school website along with our SEN information report.

Any parents who have concerns about their child’s education should not hesitate to contact school and make an appointment to speak to their class teacher or Mrs Morrell the Senco. We are always happy to meet with parents to discuss the progress of their children.

Click the below link for further information about 'East Riding Local Offer' for children and young adults with Special Educational needs and/or disabilities, and their families.


01405 762607

Kennedy Drive Goole East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 6HQ