Special Educational Needs

At Holy Cross we are committed to meeting the needs of every child in our care. Every child is unique and special, and all have the right to experience a rich curriculum where they can have fun, succeed and make progress.


For information on how we identify children with special educational needs, and the process through which we work to support them, please read our school's SEN Information Report below.


The school will actively seek the involvement of parents in the education of their children.   It is recognised that it is particularly important with pupils who have special educational needs where the support and encouragement of parents is often the crucial factor in achieving success. As outlined in the new Code of Practice, schools are required to specify the provision available for children, to parents. Please follow the link below to read what Holy Cross has to offer in the SEN information report. 


Miss Susan Buscombe is the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) at Holy Cross. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to arrange a mutually convenient time to talk.

COVID 19 Update
Children with special educational needs and disabilities may face lots of changes in their day to day lives because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Their routines, regular support and the people they see may all be different now.

As a parent or carer you may feel concerned about how the current situation will affect your child. This could include being worried about how you’ll manage your child’s care, medication or educational needs at home. You may also be worried about juggling your home and work life.

Every child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is different and will have different support needs in the current situation. We’re here for parents and carers and have advice to help you and your child find ways to cope together.
In this section you will find links to our SEND policy and Information Report, alongside the Plymouth Local Offer for SEND services. 
Here are some useful links to SEND services and information.