Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Searching faithfully for excellence

Congratulations to Elliot Foster Winner of the Jess Cup

Fitzwilliam Street, Rotherham,South Yorkshire S63 7HG


01709 760084


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Everyone at OLASJ is committed to, and passionate about providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any child, including those with additional needs, to be included fully in all aspects of school life and to achieve their full potential.

What does ‘Special Educational Needs’ (SEN) mean?

The legal definition of SEN refers to children, who have learning difficulties or a disability, which results in them having a significantly greater difficulty in learning than most children of the same age. Many children may have SEN of some kind throughout their school life and support may be needed for a short time or it may be needed throughout their time in school.

What Next?

If the class teacher has concerns about your child’s progress and feels they may benefit from additional support to help them achieve, a meeting will be arranged with you to discuss this. You are the expert on your child and we really value your insights. It is by working together that gives each child the greatest chance of success.

If you feel that your child is struggling in school, or you are worried that they may have an additional need, please talk to us and we will do all we can to help. 

Our SENDCo is Gemma Pegg, who can be contacted through the school office or by emailing send@olsj.org.uk 

ROtherham Local SEND offer

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It is also an important resource for you  in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area for children with SEND. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and more control over what support is right for your child. CLICK HERE for more information.


SEND Information Report

Schools must now publish information on how it will meet the needs of SEND children as determined by the school’s policy, and the provision that the school is able to offer.

At OLASJ we recognise that every child and their needs are different; we will do our best to ensure that every pupil, including those with SEND, get the right type of support.

The report can be accessed here: SEND Information Report 2022-2023


For impartial help or advice, please contact:

Rotherham SENDIASS

Rotherham Parent Carer Forum


Useful Documents and Links:

General Information

SEND Policy  

SEND School Offer

Accessibility Plan 2021-2024

SEND Code of Practice

DfE-SEND: guide for parents and carers





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