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Special Educational Needs

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School is an inclusive school where every child is valued and respected. We are committed to the inclusion, progress and independence of all our students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. We work to support our students to make progress in their learning, their emotional and social development, and their independence. We aim to create a learning environment, which is of high quality, and actively supports the learning and needs of all members of our community. 

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School has a Learning Support department which is made up of the SENDCO, the Deputy SENDCO, a Literacy Teaching Assistant and a team of Teaching Assistants. We also have a specialist purpose-built ASD Resource Base called The Blessed Mary Ward Centre. The Resource has its own Head of Department who is a qualified teacher, Second in Department and a team of teaching assistants. The Resource supports students with Autism who access mainstream education. All students in the Resource have an EHCP with a primary diagnosis of Autism. Alongside accessing mainstream lessons, students in the Blessed Mary Ward Resource Base also access social skills, emotional literacy, life skills and horticulture sessions.