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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at St Richard's Catholic Primary School

Welcome to our SEND page!



Hello! My name is Karen Courquin and I am the Special Needs and Disability Co-ordinator(SENDCo) for St Richard’s.    I work closely with Mrs Lynch, our school Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and Child & Family Advisor.


Sometimes, children need additional support in school, whether it be for their academic learning, social and emotional health needs, physical needs or with communication.

All our teachers are teachers of SEND, planning carefully to meet the needs of all children in our classes. In my role as SENDCo, I oversee, advise and support teachers in ensuring the appropriate provision is available for our children with additional needs. We use the ‘West Sussex Ordinarily Inclusive Practice’ guide to inform our planning and approach to teaching children with additional needs.

A copy of this document can be found below.


If you have concerns about your child’s learning or their well-being, your first port of call should be to speak to their Class Teacher. If needed you can also make an appointment to see me or if it is a well-being or family matter, you may like to make an appointment with Mrs Lynch.

Sometimes, we may find it beneficial to seek further advice from one or more of the following agencies to better support the children:

  • School Nurse
  • Speech & Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Leaning and Behaviour Advisory Teacher
  • Autism & Social Communication Advisory Teacher
  • Community Mental Health Liaison Advisor
  • Child & Mental Health Services
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Play Therapist
  • Early Help etc

We work closely with these services to help us better support your child.

St Richard's SEND Information Report and Local Offer