Students with individual needs

We believe that every student brings a unique pattern of strengths and areas of need to our community and the school aims to fulfil the potential of all students.  All students with special educational needs, whether physical, intellectual, social or emotional, are, wherever possible, fully integrated into our schools and have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. 

A full copy of our Individual Needs Policy can be found in the Policies section of this website or via the link on the left-hand side of this page.  You can also download our SEND report via the link on the left.  Some key points for parents appear below but please remember to contact your child's tutor or Head of Year if you have any questions or concerns which are not answered on the website.

All children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be automatically admitted to SMSJ should their parents select the school.  Other children with learning needs will be subject to the admissions policy as for all other applicants.

Young people with disabilities and not having a EHCP will also be subject to the application policy.  In exceptional cases, children with disabilities may be given special consideration for a place at SMSJ if their parents/carers can convincingly demonstrate that it would not be appropriate for them to attend another school.

We consult with relevant education providers prior to children start at SMSJ and each child and their parent receive an individual interview.  Wherever possible, children are visited in their nursery or primary setting.  We then thoroughly assess children before and on their arrival at the school.  In these ways, we are confident that individual needs will be identified and a range of appropriate support and intervention strategies are put in place.  These are individualised so that all young people are enabled to make the maximum progress of which they are capable.  It is of fundamental importance to us that students are not disadvantaged because of learning needs and that they are given appropriate support to thrive at school.

For details of our access arrangements for young people with individual needs please see the Accessibility Policy in the Policies section of this website.

The Schools Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENDCo) can be contacted via our school office on 020 8202 0026 or via email using the email addresses below.

Our SENDCo’s details are below;

Primary SENDCo - Mrs K Livingston - 

Secondary SENDCo - Mr N Fari -


The Local Offer 

Educational provision for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) that is ordinarily/normally available in Barnet maintained schools and academies can be accessed here

Local offer of Barnet Services click here

SMSJ SEN Information ReportInformation about Special Educational Needs at SMSJ can be found in our SEN Information report

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