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The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Catchgate Primary School:


  • Mrs Joanne E. Shaw is the Head Teacher
  • Mr Bill McDowall is our designated SEN Governor:
  • Mrs Shirley Duggan is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator.


It is the SENCO’s job to: 

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy

  2. Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN

  3. Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support

  4. Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively

  5. Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN

  6. Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies

  7. Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date

  8. Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access.

Mrs Duggan is our SENCO.  She has many years’ experience of working with pupils and their families at Catchgate Primary School and has extensive knowledge and understanding of SEND. 


If you have any questions or concerns about your child and/or SEND, Mrs Duggan can be contacted on 01207 234252 or you can make an appointment by calling into school. Mrs Duggan works in school on a Monday, Wednesday morning      and Thursday afternoon.  At any other time Mrs Shaw, our Head Teacher will be available to speak to.


Click on the link below to return to the SEND Offer main page.

Contact Mrs Duggan for any information regarding SEND

For any information about SEND please complete the e-mail form below. Mrs Duggan will respond to your e-mail on either a Monday, Wednesday morning or a Thursday afternoon. If your request is more urgent please contact school direct on 01207 234252 and our Admin staff will direct your query to the correct person. Thank you.

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