Support for Learners

At St. Mary’s RC Primary school we believe that all children irrespective of gender, race, faith, disability and social status have the right to an education in which they can flourish and ‘be the best that they can.. As an inclusive school we provide the opportunities to acquire new skills, knowledge and understanding. This can be most effectively achieved through quality first teaching, in which stimulating and challenging activities are matched to the individual levels of ability of the children. Children are encouraged to be self -motivated; to adopt a positive attitude to learning and to take responsibility for the choices they make.

While the staff of St. Mary’ RC Primary School strive to provide these opportunities, we believe that a child’s education is not the sole responsibility of the school but a partnership between staff, parents and professionals. All parents play a valuable part in their child’s education. If your child continues to work at a level well below their peers or makes little progress, despite accessing interventions and quality teaching, they may be identified as having Special Educational Needs

All our classes are supported by teaching assistants and pupils are also offered small group work or catch up programmes (also referred to as Intervention Programmes) if needed. Some pupils are supported to develop their social skills or to improve their emotional well-being through work with our Learning Mentor.

This School information report describes how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs at St. Mary’s RC Primary School.


Please find below our full school offer, our provision and access map and our

accessibility plan.

For Stockport's Local Offer showing a range of support services and information for children and young people aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), please click here: Stockport Local Offer.