A quote from Pope Francis:

“Unity does not imply uniformity; it does not necessarily mean doing everything together or thinking in the same way. Nor does it signify a loss of identity. Unity in diversity is actually the opposite: it involves the joyful recognition and acceptance of the various gifts which the Holy Spirit gives to each one and the placing of these gifts at the service of all members of the Church. It means knowing how to listen, to accept differences, and having the freedom to think differently and express oneself with complete respect towards the other who is my brother or sister. Do not be afraid of differences!”

— Address to Catholic Fraternity of the Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowship, Oct. 31, 2014

Please click on the image below to read more about close adult support in our Shiloh Classroom:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St. Augustine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, we believe that all children have the right to be happy in school and access a broad and balanced curriculum.  We enable a cooperative and productive partnership with pupils, parents, carers and teachers to enable this to happen.

Definition of SEN: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of practice, Department for Health and Education, January 2015

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her which is different from, or additional to, that normally available to pupils of the same age.”

For the most up-to-date versions of our St. Augustine’s SEN Disability Policy and our Accessibility Policy, please visit the policies page by clicking here.

SEND Information Report 2024

SEND Appendix 1 Sept 23 SEND Identification Referral Procedure

SEND Appendix 2 SEPT 23 SEND Target Set Review Procedure

SEND Appendix 3 NEW Pupil Needs Profile Sept 2023

SEND Appendix 4 SEPT 23 EHC Process

SEND Appendix 5 SEPT 23 Individual Health Care Plan

SEND Appendix 6 SEPT 23 Our Special Educational Needs Provision

SEND Appendix 7 Glossary Of Terms

The Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum is an invaluable resource for parents of children with disabilities and additional needs, and represent and support parents in helping to improve services in Lincolnshire.

Please click here to visit their website and sign up for their services and monthly newsletters.

Please click below to see details of Working Together Workshops hosted by the The Working Together Team, who are a National Autistic Society Advanced Status Accredited Service. They advocate best practice and provide specialist support to empower mainstream settings to ensure autistic children & young people thrive through collaborative working with families and professionals. You can visit their website here.

WTT Workshop Offer For Parents & Carers

Liaise is Lincolnshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).

Liaise provide confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (0-25 years) with SEN and disabilities, and their parents and carers, and aim to empower families to have the SEND knowledge and understanding they need.

Liaise staff:

  • work at arm’s length from the local authority and health services
  • are trained in SEN and disability law
  • work to national standards, so you know what to expect

Visit the Liaise website by clicking here.

The Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

Our Local Offer includes services and events for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families. It includes advice about health, education and social care for:

  • children and young people from birth to 25 years old with SEND
  • parents and carers of children with SEND
  • professionals working in health, care and education
  • providers of services for children and young people

Learn more about SEND Local Offer by visiting the website here.