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St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School

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Our SEN Manager (SENCO) is Mrs Gallant.

She can be contacted via the main office on Monday - Wednesdays or via email fiona.gallant@stcecilias.school

Please view the attachments below for more information about SEN at St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School.

You can find our SEN Information Report as part of the local offer on the London Borough of Sutton Website:

The Local Offer

We have also included the report for you below.

For other services:

Cognus Education Services

Children's Therapy Services at the Royal Marsden

Sutton CAMHs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

If you are concerned about your child / young person, please contact the Sutton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Single Point of Access (SPA) on 020 3513 3800 (option 1) and ask to speak to the duty clinician, who will be available 9am-5pm to discuss any concerns.

Sutton School Nursing Service

Our School Nurse is Helen Thorneloe, she can be contacted at Sutton Health Care and Alliance via email: helen.thorneloe@sutton.gov.uk.  Helen pops in to school on a regular basis and is happy to meet with parents who have concerns about their child's medical condition and how it may affect their education.  She acts as a link between health care professionals and the school, especially when a pupil has medical needs that are impacting upon the child's ability to learn.  She also supports us to help a child through illness, short or long term chronic illnesses.

Look out for her workshops in school, these are advertised through the Parents Evening booking system.

Sutton Information Advice and Support Service (SIASS)

Sutton Information Advice and Support Service, SIASS for short, is a statutory service that provides information advice and support to disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25 and their parents.  The SIASS team consists of two case workers, Gunny Lenz-Mulligan and Katy King. 

They are impartial, accessible and free and offer confidential advice and information to parents, carers and young people aged 16+ regarding: 

  • The law on SEN, Disability, Health and Social Care
  • The Education, Health and Care needs assessment process
  • Individual casework representation
  • Support in preparing for and attending meetings
  • Help filling in forms, writing letters and reports
  • Support in resolving disagreements, including formal mediation and tribunals
  • Signposting to other local or national sources of advice, information and support, including links to local parent support groups and forums
  • Support with Annual Reviews 
  • Support with exclusions

Their office hours are 9-5pm Monday to Friday.  If you want to know more about their service please contact them on: 020 8770 4541 or 
siass@cognus.org.uk.

Sutton Portage Service - Offered through Playwise


Sutton Portage Service has services for children, families and pre-schools/ schools in the borough which are delivered through the Not-for-profit company ‘PlayWise Learning CIC: For Unique Children’.

Portage will remain free at the point of access, for children 0-3 years who meet the Portage criteria.  In addition to the Portage Service, PlayWise offer a wide range of additional chargeable services to families with children who have additional needs and disability aged 0-8 years in an effort to improve outcomes and support for families.  They also offer chargeable services to schools.  Their offer is to deliver additional support services to families of children aged 0-8 and provide a variety of bespoke SEND groups across Sutton.

They also offer membership services for families including,

  • a community hub,
  • bite-size courses
  • well-being activities for parents
  • form filling services
  • advice, guidance and support.

Please visit their website: www.playwise.org.uk to find out more or contact them on info@playwise.org.uk or call 07736 338707