Whole School Ethos.
At Holy Family Primary School we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school where we aim to meet the needs of all pupils through an exciting and varied curriculum. We are fully committed to enabling all pupils to reach their full potential which is embodied in our school moto Per ardua ad astra. We support all pupils to achieve this regardless of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity, ability and social background as set out in the Equalities Act 2010.
We welcome all children with special educational needs as part of our school community. We ensure that our pupils have equal opportunities to engage in the curriculum and the wider school community. We are committed to equality, working tirelessly to ensure everyone connected to the school feels welcomed and provided with the support they need to enable them to flourish and feel included in the Holy Family.
How do we support pupils?
We place great emphasis on identifying pupils with additional needs as early as possible. This ensures an adapted curriculum is put in place to accommodate individual needs and allow maximum access to the curriculum. Where a child has a particular individual need, we will make reasonable adjustments to help them overcome their difficulties which may include additional support. Depending on the identified need this support may take place in class, in a small group or on an individual basis. Along side this, additional support may be sought from external agencies such as, Speech & Language Service, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology Service or other specialist outreach services.
We understand that having a child with special educational needs can be challenging and sometimes isolating for parents. In order to support parents through this journey we host monthly SEND parent coffee mornings. We offer two formats for our coffee mornings, a less formal morning we call our Kitkat and Chat, which gives parents the opportunity to come together, share experiences and create a support network. Our more formal coffee mornings are where we offer training and have specialist quest speakers.
We understand that for parents, time to discuss their child's needs with the class teacher is paramount. In order to provide this, we offer all parents of children on the SEND register, three additional parents evenings to discuss, review and set targets on their support plans. This ensures that parents are fully informed of the support their child is receiving in school each term.
To show our commitment to working collaboratively with parents, this year Holy Family are completing the SEND family school partnership award. This will enable us to strategically review our approach to working with parents of children with SEND and to strengthen the partnership between school and parents in order to improve outcomes for pupils.
For more information regarding SEND at Holy Family please visit our PADLET PAGE
Click here to view our SEND POLICY
Click here to view our SEND INFORMATION REPORT
Meet the team
SENDCO - Mrs Troughton
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ESLA) - Mrs Sheehan
Ms Jalali - Nursery
Ms Griffith Jones - Reception
Mrs Papadaki - Reception
Mrs Venes - Year 1
Mrs Tziora - Year 1
Mrs Liske - Year 2
SEND Governor - Mrs Buffini.
External Professionals that work with Holy Family
Tiffany Tse - NHS Speech Therapist Sarah Coughlan - Private Speech Therapist
Tiffany will be starting work with Spring term visits
Holy Family shortly. 5th February 2024
Date to be confirmed. 26th February 2024
11th March 2024
25th March 2024
Riddhi Bhavsar Occupational Therapist Educational Psychologist
Spring term visits Spring term visits
2nd February 2024 TBC
1st March 2024
Pastoral Support at Holy Family
Meet Billy and Barney
We are very lucky to have two Therapy Dogs visit our school twice a week. We have Billy and Barney for our selected pupils to read to. The Read2Dogs scheme can help young people to improve their literacy skills and encourage confidence and concentration in the classroom. Reading a story aloud to a PAT dog, a great non-judgemental listener, helps young people to enjoy the reading experience. They look forward to spending time with their four-legged friend, which in turn creates a bond of trust, empathy and understanding of the needs of the pet.
Here are some links to some external SEND service suppliers
Ealing local offer
Click HERE to view Ealing Local Offer
Ealing Parent Carer Forum
Click HERE to view Ealing Parent Carer Forum
Click HERE to view Ealings Council SAFE webpage
Ealing SAID! Service
Click HERE to view Ealings SAID! Service
Ealing Dyslexia Association
Click HERE to view Ealing Dyslexia Association website
Centre for ADHD and ASD
Click HERE to view CAAS website
HACS - Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support
Click HERE to view the HACS website