Admission arrangements

Admissions Policy

  • Saint John Vianney will offer provision to any ‘Looked-After Child’ with an
  • Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) or a full statement of Special Educational Needs who has been identified with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Complex Needs, Speech, Language and Communication Needs or has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition. Parents/ Carers must agree to the Catholic ethos of the school.
  • Saint John Vianney will offer provision for any child from the Catholic community of Salford, Shrewsbury Dioceses and Liverpool Archdiocese or any other Diocese within travelling distance. The child must have a full statement of Special Educational Needs and has been identified with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Complex Needs, Speech, Language and Communication Needs or has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Saint John Vianney will give consideration to Non Catholic children if requested by a Local Authority. Parents / Carers must agree to the Catholic ethos of the school.                                                                                                              
  • Students wanting Further Education at St John Vianney Sixth Form go through the Year 11 Transition Review process.
  • This process must include participation by the Student, Parents/Carers, School, Connexions, Local Authority and any other relevant agencies.
  • The Students statement of Special Educational Need must be maintained.
  • Students make a formal application.
  • The maximum figure for full-time places (4-19 years) is set by the Department for Children, Families and Educational Services. (140 September 2008)

 

Pupil Referral Process

  1. Pupil struggling in mainstream or specialist provision with a full Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) or a full SEN statement.

  2. SENCO, Head teacher or Parent/Carer contacts the Local Authority.

  3. Local Authority contacts St John Vianney to confirm if there is a place available.

  4. An Educational Psychologist confirms the child or young person's needs would be met in a smaller more specialised provision.

  5. The Educational advice is sent to St John Vianney.

  6. Parents/Carers and Parent Partnership visit St John Vianney.

  7. A member of our Senior Leadership Team observes the child in their current school setting.

  8. St John Vianney will decide if the child/young person's needs can be met here and then inform the Local Authority.

  9. Child visits St John Vianney.

  10. The Local Authority agree to the place, naming St John Vianney on the EHCP.

  11. All parties agree to transition.

  12. An Interim Review will take place towards the end of the transition period.

  13. Full time place at SJV.

 

Transition Process

  • Planned programme

  • Week one – part time

  • Week two – part time

  • Week three – part time with introduction of two full days

  • Week four– part time with introduction of two full days. Transition review meeting.

  • Week five – full time. Occasionally the transition period is extended depending on the child/young person's needs.

  • St John Vianney school is sensitive to the child/young person's needs and will work with parents to help with a successful integration into full-time education.