Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at St Boniface
St Boniface RC Primary School is an inclusive school and offers a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health problems or sensory or physical needs.
As a school we are mindful of and comply with the Government’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice. The code of practice outlines the key ways pupils should be supported in class, along with expected equality duties shown in the school’s Equality policy and our access arrangements as shown in the school’s Accessibility Plan.
In December 2018, St Boniface was accredited as an Elklan Communication Friendly Setting, the first school in Wandsworth to achieve this status. This is in recognition of our whole school approach in supporting and developing all children's speech, language and communication skills.
Inclusion Manager/Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Mrs Joanna Singh/ Mrs Anna Gordon
Mrs Suzanne East
What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?
Schools in England must provide support to children with special educational needs (SEN) as part of their standard offer to children. This is called SEN support. Schools are deemed to have £6000 of national funding within their existing budgets to support children at the SEN Support level.
Where a child requires additional support that goes beyond what a school, college, or nursery can typically deliver from their own budgets or staffing then they may need an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
An EHC plan is a legally-binding document outlining a child or teenager’s special educational, health, and social care needs. The document has to list all of the child’s special educational needs, provision to meet each of the needs and that provision has to be specific, detailed, and quantified.