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SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs


St John’s is an inclusive school.

'This unfailing commitment to inclusion is the bedrock of your vision for nurturing pupils to be successful well-rounded individuals ready for the next stage in their learning and development'. OFSTED June 2018


We are dedicated to our pupils and we strive to ensure that all children, whatever their educational needs, access a broad and balanced curriculum.

Mrs Vicki Dixon is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and she works closely with school staff and outside agencies to support and assess children as a need arises. All of our staff in school are there to support any children who have Special Educational Needs.


The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service
(SEND IASS) provides impartial, confidential and free information, advice and support for parents/carers, children and young people around issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Click here to find out more about the SEND IASS

Contact the IASS on 01642 527158 or email






Our SEND Information Report 

 Click on the link to read 
    SEND Information Report.

   (Reviewed June 2017)






Click on the link to read Stockton's Local Offer


Future Steps





Enhanced Mainstream Provision (EMS)

Cognition and Learning


Physical and Medical


Places in the EMS class are ONLY allocated through the SEN panel.

Having a place in school, does not mean a place in the EMS.



Our last OFSTED report 'You manage expertly two enhanced-provision classes on behalf of the local authority, for pupils who have additional and complex special educational needs. You are ably supported by your senior leaders, who share your commitment and dedication to the pupils and their families.

Strong pastoral care is given high priority. It is an important aspect of the school’s work and one that you recognise is essential to pupils’ emotional and physical well-being. All staff share your deep commitment to making pupils feel that they are cared for. This strongly supports pupils’ highly positive and respectful attitudes to their learning and to each other and has ensured that pupils’ behaviour remains good'




Entry Criteria (through the Local Authority)


Cognition and Learning

Cognition and Learning is their primary need

• Has a substantial level of learning difficulty.

Developmentally they are performing at or below the 2nd centile

• Their audit band for Cognition and Learning is 4 or 5 from the Stockton Borough Council (SBC) provision guidance


 Physical and Medical


Sensory or physical is their primary need

• Their audit band for sensory and/or physical is 4 or 5 from the SBC provision guidance

• There is evidence of significant physical/medical need from a medical professional

• A medical/personal care plan is in place with significant adaptations from the home /school



Once a child is allocated a place in the EMS, a period of transition will begin, where the teacher will visit the child in their own setting.
The child will then visit our school and meetings with parents and school staff (teacher, SENDCo etc) will be set up.


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