St Columba C.of E.

Primary School

Changing Lives, Building Futures


Vision for Inclusion and High Quality SEND support


At St. Columba Church of England Primary School we believe strongly in the transformative power of education as illustrated in our vision “Changing lives, Building futures”. We believe all learners are unique and special. We strive to support all learners to be successful during their time in school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey at St Columba. Quality teaching is vital; however, for some learners we recognise there are occasions when further additional support is needed to help them achieve their targets. 


We are committed to constantly improving the educational provision for children who experience barriers to learning.


It is important to remember that all children progress at different rates and some may require additional support for a short period, or some for the duration of their education. Our team of Teachers and LSAs work under the direction of the SENDCo to implement the graduated approach to SEND (Assess plan, do, review) in order to identify needs and support children to make progress.

The School SENDCo

Our school SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator) is Katie Viola. She is available  Thursdays and Fridays to support children and families.  Mrs Viola is also on the school gates on these days before and after school.  She can also be contacted by emailing

or via the school office if you wish to arrange an appointment.


If you have any questions about your child's progress, in the first instance please talk to the class teacher. They will be able to talk to you about any concerns or worries you may have. As part of the graduated approach to SEN, Mrs Viola may become involved in supporting staff to implement strategies to support your child. Please also feel free to talk to Mrs Viola or arrange an appointment if you do have any concerns.

SEND Information report


As part of the SEN Code of Practice (2015), all schools are required to publish a SEN information report. The report outlines how at St Columba C of E Primary School, we identify, assess and make provision for learners with SEND. You can the report below. If you would like to talk further about the content of the report, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Viola (SENDCo).

SEND and Inclusion Policy


Details about admission to St Columba C. of E. Primary School for children with SEND can be found within the relevant years' Admissions Policies on the Admissions Page of this website. 

As the School also runs an Assessment and Resourced Provision (ARP) for the Local Authority, information on that Provision and places are allocated can be found under ARP in the "About Us" section.


Detailed information and guidance of how to apply for a place at a Hampshire School both if your child has a statement of special educational needs/Education Health Care Plan, or if he/she has special needs but does not have a statement or Educational Health care Plan, can be found on the following link: