July 28, 2017

Special Educational Needs 2017

A New Code of Practice for Special Education Needs came into effect from 1st September 2014. This represents a significant difference from the previous code and proposes a more localised provision across the agencies that might be involved.

The main changes are that national categories such as School Action and School Action+ no longer exist. Each individual School must have a graded system of support to meet the needs of individual pupils. Statement of Special Education Need continue at present.

St. Joseph’s has a very good Intervention Department. (Special Needs) Pupils who are on our Intervention Register make at least similar progress as all other pupils in the school.

Please click on the links below to view our latest Intervention (SEN) Information Report. The report is in draft form at present as we are currently consulting with our parents.

Intervention SEN Information Report 2017

Pupil Success Plan C Early Intervention 2015

Pupil Success Plan Template 2015

Please click on the link below to view our New Intervention (SEN) Policy.

SEN Policy 2015

The Government has produced a Parents’ Guide to the New Code. Please click on the link below if you would like to view:


(Latest addition)

Updated September 2015