For queries regarding SEND please contact:
Mr D Sweeney, SENCo.
A pupil has special educational needs (SEND) if he or she has learning needs that require special educational provision to be made. A pupil has a learning difficulty if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders the pupil from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for pupils of the same age in other schools within the local authority.
All staff at Mount Carmel RC High have a responsibility to work together with parents/carers and pupils to develop inclusive practices that will overcome the barriers to learning.
Mount Carmel's sensory room provides a controlled and therapeutic environment that can support children with SEND in their sensory development, emotional regulation, and overall well-being. The use of soft lighting, gentle sounds, and comforting textures can promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.
Children with SEND often have different sensory processing abilities. Some may be sensory-seeking, while others may be sensory-avoidant. A sensory room offers a controlled and safe environment where children can engage with various sensory stimuli, such as lights, sounds, textures, and movement. This sensory stimulation can help them explore their senses at their own pace and improve sensory integration.
Children with SEND may struggle with emotional regulation, leading to meltdowns or shutdowns. Sensory rooms can act as a safe space where they can learn coping strategies and self-regulation techniques. The sensory experiences can help them express emotions and manage their feelings more effectively.
FIND – (Family Information Network Directory)
The FIND database includes information about disabled children and young people up to 25 years old in Lancashire.
Families are invited to submit details about their disabled child or young person to the database, which is used to develop an overview of the needs of disabled children across the county to assist with planning services.
The FIND service is strictly confidential – no individual information about any children or their families is shared with anyone.
Every family recorded on the FIND database receives a quarterly newsletter free of charge to help them keep informed about services and support which may be relevant.