Old Priory Junior Academy

Old Priory Junior Academy

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We believe all children deserve the very best possible start and we aim to enrich the lives of all our pupils.

All children have needs and those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported at Old Priory Junior Academy. This full support will be provided to each child who has SEND requirements with well thought out strategies to overcome any barriers to learning.

Parents are fully involved and the progress of children with SEND is monitored towards meeting specifically identified goals and targets. Members of staff at Old Priory are delegated effectively to match the always-changing needs of the school and are reviewed regularly. All staff plays a part in providing opportunities for all pupils. 


We have an ELSA( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant ) at Old Priory who intervenes with pupils if they need extra individual support. We also buy into MAST (Multi-Agency Support Team) in Plymouth, through which one of the excellent resources we receive is our Learning Mentor. This role is designed to unpick and overcome barriers that pupils have to learn.  See more information about these people and their work on their own pages on this website. 


For more information on what Old Priory offers please click on the link below to view our SEND statement of offer in line with the new Code Of Practise. 


SENCO: Suzie Ottewell (Headteacher)

Contact: 01752 338199

Email: admin@oldpriorystcmat and put for the attention of SENCO


School Motto

Pursuing Excellence Through Inspirational Opportunities

Mission Statement

Collaboration, Individuality, Resilience, Ambition, Respect, Honesty

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