Rutland and District Schools’ Federation ensures that students with SEN are supported in a wide variety of ways at all settings including:

  • The ethos of settings across the Federation is inclusive;
  • Opportunity for support / provision to go on trips;
  • A wide range of intervention strategies are applied through both pastoral and progress monitoring;
  • A robust tutor, class or room teacher system to ensure all students have access to someone they know well and whose parents can access with ease;
  • Termly monitoring of the progress made by students on the SEN register by relevant staff;
  • Implementation of study support for students and children who would benefit from targeted intervention with a slightly reduced timetable;
  • Students and children with statements have key workers responsible for all aspects of their provision;
  • Careful deployment of staff to maximise progress.

The following provides an overview of the additional support that may be put in place at the College:

  • Pastoral support plans;
  • Alpha Smart computers;
  • Testing for literacy diagnostic;
  • Specific programmes, including:
    • Number Shark;
    • Literacy Shark;
    • Alpha to Omega;
    • Recognised Speech and Language development programmes;
    • Read, Write, Inc – the complete package;
    • Thinking Skills – Bottom Line programme, Thinking Skills for SEN Learners;
    • Handwriting skills – Right Start;
    • Social Skills Strategies.

For high needs students with enhanced statements placing them in the DSP at the College, the following additional support is available on a highly bespoke and personalised basis:

  • Access to adult supervision/support during free time;
  • Physiotherapy
  • Skills for Life and personal development
  • Small teaching groups
  • Access to mainstream lessons as far as possible and on a bespoke basis;
  • Support with transition to post-16 providers;
  • Support with work experience.

The following provides an overview of the additional support that may be put in place at the Primary School:

  • Pastoral support plans;
  • Testing for literacy diagnostic;
  • Small teaching groups;
  • 1 teaching;
  • Specific programmes, including:
    • Recognised Speech and Language development programmes;
    • Talk Boost;
    • Physical Development programme;
    • Read, Write, Inc;
    • Handwriting support;
    • Numeracy support;
    • Emotional Health and Well-being support;
    • Social Skills Strategies.

Students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs should apply to the School via their home local authority. Students with Special Educational Needs but without a Statement of SEN should apply in the normal way. The application policy can be found on our policies page by clicking here.

To download the Catmose Primary SEND Information Report for 2016/17 CLICK HERE

For more information on SEN provision from the Rutland County Council CLICK HERE

The Accessibility Plan fits within the Federation Health and Safety Policy which can be found here.

For information about the SEN/DSP provision within Catmose Primary, please contact Rebecca Hall on