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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School


All pupils develop at different rates, especially in primary education. We are committed to identifying and providing additional support for any child in need – this is achieved through the Special Education Needs system which allows opportunity to follow up and put in place a range of strategies to enable children to achieve their potential.

We use a range of criteria to identify a child who may have a particular learning difficulty. Extra help and resources will then be sought where appropriate, for the specific support of that pupil. Sometimes a pupil will only need extra help for a short time. Each child’s needs will be re-assessed and reviewed regularly.

If any parent has concerns about their child’s development, we encourage them to discuss these with the class teacher, who may then refer them to the Inclusion Lead, Deputy Head or Head Teacher.

The school has close links with a range of other available support. After consultation with parents/carers, children can be referred to specialists for speech therapy and occupational therapy, or to the borough’s Educational Psychologist and Learning Support Services team. We also have access to the Primary Mental Health Team as well as ELSA trained members of staff (Education Learning Support Assistants).

We are equally alert to the identification of children who are exceptionally able and aim to meet their needs in challenging and stimulating ways. We run regular extension groups as well as setting up independent study activities.

Inclusion Lead - Miss T Meldon

Inclusion Admin Assistant - Mrs D Bainbridge

School Welfare Officer - Mrs A O'Flaherty

School SEND Information Report - Please see below.

The Richmond local offer of services provided via Achieving for Children can be found at, and they can be contacted by telephone on 0208 547 4722 or via email:

Click here for local services provided by Hounslow .

Free Online Training for Primary Schools

Kingston and Richmond Speech and Language Therapy Teams have been working together to develop a workforce development training offer for all Kingston and Richmond Mainstream Schools.
As part of the offer a range of online narrated training presentations are available. The presentations have been produced by members of the Richmond or Kingston Speech and Language Therapy teams and are suitable for staff in educational settings and parents/carers. They can be watched by individuals or groups at a time which is best for your setting.
Links to the online presentations currently available are attached below, and more will be added in future.

We are particularly lucky at St Edmund's, that as part of our school provision, we have a 'therapy' bus where we run a range of interventions to support our pupils. It is a very busy and well-used space but if it is free when you visit the school, please pop in for a look.



Resources for Parents 

Hounslow and Richmond speech and language teams have some excellent support available for parents. Please use the links below to explore resources, advice and videos to help you support children and young people with speech, language and communication or feeding needs.