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St James’s Catholic Primary School ‘Put out into the deep’

The George Tancred Centre

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Pupils attending the centre

The centre is a local education authority provision. Some pupils travel to school using the LA transport service, while others are brought to school by their parents.

All pupils have an Education Health Care Plan and an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Pupils receive Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and Occupational Therapy (OT).

Planning incorporates SALT, OT and IEPs into the delivery of each curriculum subject whenever possible. Other professionals advise on programmes of learning to be incorporated into lesson plans.

In addition to autism, some pupils may have other developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, slow processing, specific learning difficulties and/or dyslexia and dyscalculia. 


Inclusion Opportunities

Wherever possible, pupils participate in activities with the mainstream school.

To enable pupils to learn and socialise with their mainstream peers, all pupils have an individual inclusion programme appropriate to their needs. Pupils attend a mainstream class with their chronological year group.


Parent Partnership

Every pupil is an individual and we value the knowledge every parent has of their child. We work in collaboration with multi-professionals and value parents’ involvement. The child at home and the child at school can be very different. Communication is vital so that we can provide a holistic approach.