At St. John’s School, our vision: ‘That all may love, learn and flourish’ That they may have life and have it to the full John 10:10, underpins all we do. The ethos of the school ensures that all pupils consistently receive love from all members of staff and pupils alike, to ensure they learn at their own pace, and flourish into the best individual they can be.

It is with promoting the attitudes and values necessary for individual children to contribute positively to their own personal development, and therefore to that of the school, they will feel love, learn and flourish to the best of their potential.

We value all God’s children and believe it is vital that we have a consistent approach to inclusion across our school and staff, pupils and parents/carers will understand it.

Our SEND Team:

Everyone at St. John’s Primary School plays a role in supporting pupils with additional needs. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND; as are all teaching assistants, those for pupils with SEND. Our quality first teaching and carefully planned provision ensures that the needs of all children are met.

The SEND team is made up of:

Mrs Jane Wright

Mrs Jane Payne

Mrs Jane Wright

Mrs Jane Payne



Our SEND policy can be found here

Our SEND information report can be found here


“All pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are included in every lesson. Pupils get extra support when necessary. Adults provide appropriate resources to help pupils with their learning. Parents praised the way staff support their children. Pupils with SEND achieve well across all subjects.”

(Ofsted report: September 2021)



“Great care is taken to understand the needs of individual pupils and to celebrate their achievements. Pupils with special educational needs are supported expertly by staff and encouraged by their classmates. Staff are nurtured with relevant training; new members or staff are welcomed and quickly establish themselves as strong classroom practitioners.”

(SIAMS report: May 2023)

Resources to support pupils with SEND:

Children with special educational needs are offered a variety of interventions and provisions in order for them to make progress and achieve their best.  A major part of our SEND provision is our highly skilled and dedicated teachers and support staff.  We offer all members of staff, ongoing training and development opportunities such as ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), SALT (Speech and Language Therapy), Dyslexia, ASD and ADHD training so that they can confidently support the needs of our pupils with SEND.


Support from the Local Authority:

  • Croydon Local Authority’s Local Offer provides information for children and young people aged 0-25 years, living in Croydon, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families, and the professionals working with them.
  • Croydon Sensory Support Service (CSSS) This service is available for children and young people (CYP) with diagnosed deafness or hearing loss or visual impairment, from 0 to 25 years. It is fully funded for all maintained, academy and free schools in the borough as well as early years' settings.
  • Parents in Partnership (Mencap) support parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with SEND. They can offer 121 support from a Family Link Worker and run information workshops and training, including their Early Positive Approaches to Support parenting programme (E-PAtS) for parents or carers of children aged 0-5.
  • Kids SENDIASS provide advocacy support and guidance to parents and carers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities. Kids SENDIASS can offer parents and carers support with Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP), including annual reviews, mediation and tribunals. They can also assist parents/ carers with understanding and completing forms and attending meetings (e.g. with the local authority, education provider).


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