St Mary Magdalen's

St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Special Educational Needs Provision (Our Local Offer)

St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) based on the existing needs of pupils and the current skills base of staff. This will be reviewed at least annually.


Social skills programmes

Secondary transition package

Comic strip conversations


Mentoring activities

Circle time

Outreach Inclusion Service


Access to a supportive environment

Visual timetable

Visual prompt cards

Interactive whiteboards

Pre teaching and review of strategies and vocabulary


Strategies/programmes to support speech and Language

Support and advice from Speech and Language therapist

Delivery of a planned Speech and Language programme from a teaching assistant following advice from a Speech and Language therapist


Liaison with external professionals/parents, attendance at meetings and preparation of reports

Liaison with a wide range of professionals

Regular meetings with parents

Explanation of professional reports to parents


Planning and assessment

Individual targets/provision map

Differentiated activities to meet individual needs

Feedback to pupils


Strategies to reduce anxiety/promote emotional well being

Meet and greet sessions at start and end of day

Home/school communication books

Referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service ( CAMHS)

Whole school Zones of Regulation programme

Planned programme of support from teaching assistant

Whole school weekly celebration involving parents


Strategies to support literacy

Focus group in class

Withdrawal in a small group or for 1:1 literacy programmes such as phonics support

Individual reading with adults and volunteers

Before school target groups


Strategies to support numeracy

Focus group in class

Withdrawal in a small group or for 1:1 maths support

Before school target groups


Provision to support access to the curriculum

Small group support from a teaching assistant

One to one support in the classroom from a teaching assistant to facilitate access through support or modified resources

Specialist equipment

Use of personalised differentiated curriculum

Use of fiddle toys to support focus


Strategies to support independent learning

Use of visual timetables

Pre teaching vocabulary and content

Use of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)  cards


Support/supervision at unstructured times of the day

Teaching assistant support at lunchtime and playtime

Buddy support systems

Lego club

Quiet room in The Sp@ce


Access to medical interventions

Strategies for the use of personal medicine

Individual care plans for children with significant medical needs and allergies

Access to school nurse

Staff first aid trained

Risk assessments in place

Please click here for the Lewisham Local Offer. 

Please click here for our SEND Policy. 

Please click here for our SEND report.

Please click here for our Accessibility Plan