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St MacNissi's Primary School, Larne


At St MacNissis Primary School we recognise that all children have a right to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.  We aim to create a happy, exciting, and positive environment in which all pupils can develop to their full potential.  We recognise that children are individuals and that each child’s needs are different.

We aim to:-

  • ensure that our curriculum is responsive to all children whatever their individual need
  • promote positive attitudes and individual confidence, ensuring all children experience success identify, assess, record and regularly review pupils' special educational needs
  • encourage parents/guardians to be involved in planning and supporting at all stages of their child's development
  • make effective use of support services and provision


Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A pupil is described as having SEN if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children their age, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Special educational provision means provision, which is additional to, or otherwise different from, the educational provision which children of a similar age receive in a mainstream setting.

A pupil also has SEN if they have a disability that calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

SEN Provision

We work in partnership with families to encourage all learners to achieve their potential.

We also work alongside numerous external agencies to enable them to facilitate support for pupils and staff. These may include, HSTC professionals, RISE, AAIS, Language and Communication Service, SENIS and Sensory Services.

Some pupils may receive in-school literacy or numeracy support. This does not mean that your child is automatically on the Special Educational Needs Register, this in school support is an early support strategy and a member of staff will discuss with you if we feel that it is necessary for your child to be placed on the SEN Register.

Who to contact if you have SEN concerns for your child

In the first instance please speak with your child’s Class Teacher.

After discussion they may feel that it is necessary to refer you to our Learning Support Co-ordinator / Special Needs Co-ordinator, Miss Chloe Nevin. 

A meeting can be scheduled to discuss concerns and steps for moving forwards.