St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy, Healds Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HY

01924 462053

St Josephs Catholic Primary Academy

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Special Educational Needs

SEND and Inclusion at St. Joseph's

At St Joseph’s inclusion means we make best endeavours to ensure our learners are included, recognised as individuals with individual needs, and make adjustments to allow all our learners to have the same opportunities to succeed. This is underpinned by our Catholic ethos; we believe all humans to be equal and valued as children of God. As such we promote equality, celebrate diversity and challenge prejudices. Our whole school vision further supports this ethos, describing our intent to deliver the highest quality education to all of our pupils:

At St. Joseph's, an irresistible world of discovery and fascination will inspire our community to achieve as innovative, lifelong learners. We will grow together in a safe, aspirational and encouraging environment, strengthening our relationship with God and with each other through sacrament, service and our shared British values.

Inclusion at St. Joseph's is managed by Mrs Proctor, the SENCo, with the support of Mrs Bowler our Learning Mentor. For a brief explanation of the Inclusion system  at St. Joseph's, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please download the leaflet below.

Inclusion Leaflet

Inclusion Leaflet 2021

Policy and Practice

You can access our SEND Policy, Accessibility Plan, Equality Policy and SEND School Report (what we offer in our SEND package at St. Joseph's) from our policies page. Please click on the link below:

 Link to policies page

These policies have been written to comply with the new legislation in the 2014 SEN Code of Practice.


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to arrange a discussion with Mrs Proctor or Mrs Bowler.

Policies and Reports

The Accessibility Plan, Equality Policy, SEND report and SEND policy are all included in the Inclusion Master policy. To view the policy, please click on the link below where it will take you to our policies page:

Link to policies page

External Support

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