At St Michael’s the support for those children within our school community with Special Educational Needs is very important.

We aim to be friendly, helpful and welcoming to parents and are willing to listen to all of their concerns about their child in a sympathetic and constructive way.


My name is Emma Cox and I am the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at St Michael’s RC Primary School. I have recently completed the National SENCO award at Christchurch University and I have over 16 years of experience as a class teacher.

My role in school involves working directly as the SENCO with children with Special Educational Needs and their families/carers in a ‘lead professional’ role. I also work closely with the Pastoral Manager to support children with their wellbeing as well.

In my role I check and implement provision for all children with SEN in all classes in school. I co-ordinate intervention programmes, make referrals and liaise with Outside Agencies as necessary. I also support our pupil’s individual needs to enable them to make progress and also access the curriculum at their own pace.

As the school SENCO, I also work in partnership with parents/carers to help to support both the child and their family. I am able to provide information about different Special Educational Needs and I also direct families to outside support agencies that can help them.

At St Michael’s, all staff work on the basis of supporting each and every child with SEN children. We aim to support the child with strategies and resources that they can use inside and outside of the classroom. At St Michael’s we want to enable children to move towards becoming Independent, happy and confident learners.

If you would like to book an appointment to see me please ask at the school office.

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