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Central Integrated Primary School, Thomas Street, Carrickfergus

Learning support in Central Integrated Primary School...

Mrs Hall the principal and Mrs Lowry, the acting Vice-Principal work together as a SEN team to ensure that the needs of those children requiring additional support are met. Mrs Lowry is the school SENCO and also provides Learning Support to those children requiring learning support. We also have a number of excellent Classroom Assistants and Special Educational Needs Assistants who may work with individuals or small groups of pupils.

Special Needs provision may take place within the classroom or during short periods when pupils are withdrawn from class, enabling them to have more individual teaching. Such additional support does not replace classroom teaching – it is supplementary to it.

Parents are regularly consulted and updated on their children’s progress at each stage of the process so that any difficulties can be addressed at an early stage.

What should I do if I think my child requires additional help?

It is the primarily the responsibility of the class teacher to ensure that the needs of all children are catered for and that each child makes good progress in line with their ability.  Parent Teacher Consultations in October and February are a good opportunity for you to have a chat with the teacher and share any concerns you may have.  In addition, you can also make an appointment to speak with a teacher at other times throughout the year if you have any concerns about your child’s progress.  

Mrs Lowry (SENCO) is also available to offer guidance and support to parents.