We ensure that all pupils in our school are equally valued by having equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to meet the individual needs and abilities of our children. We are able to support children with difficulties with their communication and interaction, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health and sensory or physical needs. The New Special Needs Code of Practice is practised by the school. This is in accordance with Wolverhampton Education Authority guidelines. 

At St Jude’s we cater for children with additional needs and ensure that these children are able to access the curriculum that we offer. All ranges of ability are catered for in each classroom. In addition to this some children may be withdrawn, or receive support from Learning Support Assistants. Our site is fully accessible to all children and our dedicated SENCO- Mrs Blanazs- ensures that the children have every opportunity to build on their skills within school. 

Within class, our staff ensure that the curriculum is accessible to all children and strive to build on the skills that our children have. 

If you have any questions about special educational needs please contact the school office. Our policy for Special Educational Needs may be viewed in school on request.


SEND and Inclusion Policy


SEND Information Report


Makaton is a language programme that uses signs together with speech and symbols, to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention, listening, comprehension, memory and expressive speech and language.

At our school, there are some children who may experience difficulties in communication; due to this, we have all been learning and using Makaton signs across the school to aid communication for all children. All children are encouraged to use Makaton signs throughout the school day to further aid communication and to show what they have learnt. 

Below are the signs that we have learnt so far this term.


Makaton Signs 1


Makaton Signs 2


Makaton Signs 3