Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any pupils, please contact Mrs Freeman (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Wyke (Back-up Designated Lead) or Mrs Gilfoyle (Back-up Designated Lead).

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident or domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see the school website for further details.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

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St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero



St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero

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(Provision for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities)

At St Josephs we aim to provide high quality education for all the children who attend our school. It is recognised that many children at some time in their primary education will have additional needs that need to be addressed by the school.


A child has Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty, behavioural difficulty, physical difficulty, SEMH (Social Emotional Mental Health Needs) or medical problems which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. We actively remove barriers to children's learning by delivering Quality First Provision that is differentiated and highly personalised in an inclusive setting. 


Our SENDCo is Mr Burton who has overall responsibility for SEND. The Governor appointed to have particular oversight of SEND within school is Mrs Benwell, who works closely with Mr Burton with regard to the SEND provision in school and has a professional background in SEND. We believe in a close partnership between home and school. Therefore, if you have any concerns about your child, speak with your child's class teacher. Further meetings may then be arranged with the SENDCo to gather more information, provide advice or discuss actions that may be needed to support your child's learning and wellbeing.    


As a mainstream school, we give effective provision for children with special education needs including those with:

  • Communication and Interaction Needs
  • Cognition and Learning Needs
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  • Sensory and/or Physical  Needs


If required, school will refer children to outside agencies to get additional advice and support. Some of the services we have involvement from include: Educational Psychologists, CAMHS (Child and adolescent mental health services), The Inclusion Service, Speech and Language Therapy, Hearing Impairment Services.


How Can Specialists Help Me - Advice for Children and Young People (WSS)



To find out further information about our provision for pupils with SEND and how we can support our families, please click on the links below:


LCC's Local Offer

The Local Offer is a collection of information about the facilities and agencies available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  The information is intended to provide parents with more information about the places where they can find support for their children and young people with SEND.  It also serves to enable agencies to work together through signposting parents to different types of support.

Please click on the links below to view the Lancashire County Council's Local Offer:

LCC's Local Offer

LCC's Local Offer Facebook

LCC SEND Partnership


Meet the Team


Mr Asa Burton

SENDCO & SEND Champion

Please contact Mr Burton, our SENDCo, on the school telephone number 01772 683009 should you have any queries relating to SEND and he will be more than happy to meet with you.


Mrs Helen Benwell

SEND Governor

Page last updated 20/08/2023