St John Southworth Roman Catholic Primary School

Lomeshaye Road, Nelson BB9 0DQ

01282 613906

Special Educational Needs and Disability

All children are entitled to an education that enables them to:

  • To achieve their best;
  • To become confident young individuals, living fulfilling lives;
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment or further education or training.

(SEN Code of Practice 2014)


Our SEND contact is Emma Sutcliffe


Our Pupil's SEND Policy


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Learning Support Provision 


The range of provision co-ordinated through learning support is comprehensive and support is personalised to meet the specific needs of pupils


  • First quality teaching
  • Challenge
  • 1:1 support where needed
  • Medical/Physical difficulty support
  • In-class support
  • Gross/fine motor skills intervention
  • Nurture
  • Transition support towards at each key stage
  • Life Skills club
  • Reading intervention
  • Phonics intervention
  • Numeracy intervention
  • Speech and Language intervention
  • Dyslexia intervention
  • Literacy and Numeracy intervention
  • Social Skills/ASD support
  • Visual Impairment support and intervention
  • Hearing Impairment support and intervention
  • Personalised curriculum
  • Educational psychology support.
  • Specialist teaching
  • Play therapy

Disability Access

The school has its own gated car park for use by staff and visitors only. There is a sizeable disabled parking bay which is made available to parents if their vehicle carries a blue badge. Access from the car park to the main entrance is via a tarmac pathway that is clearly marked. The school is built on 2 levels connected by 4 steps which house a passenger lift for wheelchair/walker access. All entrances and exits to school are wheelchair accessible. Most doors in school have been adapted to allow for easier access for wheelchair bound pupils, although all are accessible.

In addition to the normal children's toilet facilities, there is a disabled toilet incorporating a shower. The school also has a hearing loop in the hall to support children or parents with hearing impairments.


Useful Websites

Please note these websites are not linked to the school and we are not responsible for their content.

The following websites give definitions of, information on and ways of working with specific conditions in education.

Bolton Parent Carer Consortium

Dyslexia Information and Support

British Dyslexia Association

Helen Arkell Centre

Reid, Gavin

The Dyslexia Institute

Speech and Language Information and Support

Afasic England – supporting children and their parents to overcome speech and language difficulties. The website contains a wealth of information for children, young people, their parents/carers and the professionals who are providing support and services for them.

I CAN – the children’s communication charity. I CAN’s mission is to make sure that everyone in contact with children knows how important communication is, what a communication difficulty looks like and what they can do to help.

Talking Point – the first stop for information on children’s communication

Websites about specific learning difficulties:

Dyspraxia Foundation

Social,Emotional and Mental Health Information and Support


Youngs Minds: for Children’s mental health

Autistic Spectrum Information and Support

The National Autistic Society

Autism Speaks


Visual and or Hearing impairment

National Blind Children’s Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society

Down’s syndrome

Down’s Syndrome Association



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