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Mrs Joanna Messenger is our SENDCo. She is supported by our SEND Assistant, Mrs Claire Davies. If you have any concerns or queries regarding SEND at St Andrews please contact one of these two ladies who will do all they can to help you!

Joanna Messenger -

Claire Davies - 


Our Aim: Every single SEND child achieves their potential through quality first teaching that is fully inclusive, early identification, targeted effective interventions and specialised support from outside agencies (where appropriate) resulting in increased pupil engagement and progress that closes the gap and shows increased attainment broadly in line with national. We aim to do this within a supportive and nurturing environment, valuing each child as an individual and fostering a growth-mindset culture.

For further details about how SEND works at St. Andrews, please look at our  Policy and SEN Information Report below. These documents form St. Andrews' own offer of support for children with SEN and disabilities and this forms part of Dorset’s local offer.



Special Educational Needs Policy

SEND Information Report

You can find more information about Dorset’s Local Offer using the link below:

Useful links


Information about autism, ASD and ADHD


Information about dsylexia


Information about dyspraxia


Speech and language support


Visual impairment


Hearing impairment


Challenging Behaviour