Special Educational Needs (SEN)

We believe that all children have the same entitlement to the full range of the school curriculum; we are inclusive in our practice and appropriate accessibility is assured through differentiation and by adopting a range of teaching and learning strategies that cater to individual learning styles.

All parents should feel confident that their child's progress is being carefully monitored. If staff feel additional support would be helpful for a pupil - either because they are exceptionally able or because they are experiencing difficulties in a particular area - we will consult you at an early stage.

We strongly believe in early intervention to address the needs of individual children and our SENCO is available via appointment each week.
Our school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Verity Oliver oversees the Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision for Veryan, Grampound Road, Ladock and St Michael's Primary School.
An appointment with Mrs Oliver can be made via our school office:
or 01872 501431

Rita the Learning Assistance Dog

At Veryan School, we are lucky enough to have the assistance of Rita. Rita currently comes to school at various points throughout the term.

The main benefits of having a learning assistant dog in school:

•Children learn skills that result in better connections and relationships
•Physical benefits include lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, increased self-esteem, a tendency to forget about insecurities and limitations, increased immune system 
•Socio-emotional support that facilitates coping, recovery, and resilience and offers comfort, affection, and a sense of security.
The presence of a companion dog, in Carne class especially, helped the children to build trust in their new teacher IN September and for those joining mid-year, in a relatively short period of time. Which meant children were more relaxed and motivated to engage in their learning far earlier into the term.  

Additional child/need specific benefits;

•Increased effectiveness of Thrive/TIS activities with the presence of the dog
•Physical therapy assisted by the dog for children with sensory processing needs