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Mrs Joanna Messenger is our SENDCo. If you have any concerns or queries regarding SEND at St Andrew's please contact her on:








From 1st October 2019, Mrs Messenger will be going on maternity leave. Mr Adam Spokes will be the acting SENDCo in her absence. He can be contacted via email:







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 our SEN Information Report (which gives a detailed break down of how we as a school aim to meet the needs of children with SEND) 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.



Dorset County Council are asking parents of children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) to sign up for their new SEND e-newsletter. The newsletter features important information and updates about support and services for children and young people with SEND.


The aim is that it will help them:

  • signpost parents to useful information, services and support
  • inform parents of any changes to the services we provide
  • get feedback on how we can improve our support and services


If you are a parent of a child with special educational needs or a disability, you can access this newsletter at

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 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