1. What type of school are you, what special educational needs do you cater for and are there eligibility criteria?
Valentine Primary School is a mainstream setting that educates children from the age of 4 to 11. We welcome children of all abilities and needs. Admission of children with Education and Health Care (EHC) plans is supported by the Local Authority in consultation with the school and parents/carers/carer.
We firmly believe in Inclusion and that all children should be given every opportunity to thrive in our mainstream setting. As such we have an extensive Inclusion team led by Mrs Marie Bishop & Mrs Jackie Hurden (Deputy Headteachers). In addition, we benefit from the expertise of our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Mr Damian Pratt, whose specialism is behaviour and children with EHCPs. The Learning Support Assistants (those who work 1:1 with children) report to Damian.