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Special Educational Needs

At St Catherine’s College we prepare students to stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers locally, nationally and globally, enabling every child to achieve their God-given potential. We inspire and support our learners to be Ambitious, Hard-working, Resilient and Responsible. 

We are an inclusive school, and, as such, our staff are trained to meet the needs of students within the mainstream classroom, regardless of need. We set high expectations for all our students tailoring set targets to individuals. We work with our students, their families and wider agencies to support and then celebrate, the successes of our students. We believe all students have the ability to flourish and are well supported within our college community.

Please see below, our SEND Policy and report to see how we put this support into action.

You may also find this guide useful which assists with the transition to college and adult life ESCC Parent Carer Booklet for Post16.

East Sussex Parent Carer Forum is a newly formed forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex. Please look at their website where you will find comprehensive information about where to get support in Eastbourne, as well as news and resources which have already benefitted many of our St Catherine's College families.

For further information or support at St Catherine's College, please liaise with our SENCO, Mrs G Nicholson via

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him"

Psalm 127:3

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