Learning Development (SEND)

The Special Educational Needs Department at St. Paul’s is led by the SENDCo, (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Ms Teal – cteal@st-pauls.leicester.sch.uk

She also carries out assessments and makes arrangements for exam concessions.

Mrs Konig is the designated teacher for Looked After Children (LAC) – skonig@st-pauls.leicester.sch.uk

SEN Staff Role
Teaching Assistants working within The Faculty of  Learning Development  carry out a variety of tasks. These include:

  • Supporting students in the classroom over a wide range of subjects
  • Liaising with teachers
  • Withdrawing small groups for literacy, numeracy or social skills tuition
  • Supporting students on a one to one basis depending on individual need

The department has a designated teaching area which is known as the ‘Learning Hub’.  This is where withdrawal groups or one to one support is provided according to individual need.

Transition from Primary School
Contact will have been made with primary schools before students make the transition to St. Paul’s. This enables the team to prepare for the new Year 7 intake and make arrangements to meet their needs.
On arrival at St. Paul’s, Year 7 pupils undertake several assessments to establish their current level of ability in literacy, numeracy and cognitive skills. The results of these assessments will help to identify where support and interventions may be required.

Parental Concerns
Parents are kept fully informed of any concerns regarding a pupil’s progress and the need for possible interventions which may be required.
Parents and carers who have concerns or queries about their child can contact the SENCo at any time during the school day to discuss their concerns or arrange a meeting.

The Catholic ethos is firmly maintained in the daily activities of the school and in the work of the SEN department.



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