St Michael's Primary School

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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs


At St Michael's, provision for children with additional needs is overseen by our Inclusion Lead and SENDCO:


Miss A Knight (Inclusion Lead & SENDCO) 


In delivering this provision, the school works alongside Brighter Futures for Children.



Local offer from Brighter futures

New workshops around Autism and Mental Health, which will commence in February 2023. See flyers below.


Understanding Autism and mental health

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make managing certain areas of our lives more difficult, such as becoming distressed when there are changes to routine or finding certain situations anxiety provoking. These workshops aim to help autistic adults understand their ASD and how it affects their mental health, whilst discussing ways to cope with common mental health challenges in everyday life.

2 sessions, in person


Autism & social anxiety

Social interactions are a common source of anxiety for many autistic adults. This workshop will explore social anxiety and look at workable strategies for managing social situations to help autistic adults do the things they want and need to do.

1 session, in person


Self-esteem and autism

This workshop will focus on self-esteem for autistic adults. We will look at self-acceptance and self-identity, as well as exploring strategies for how to manage negative experiences or reactions from others, whilst identifying and acknowledging your strengths.

1 session, in person


Supporting you to support Autism

These workshops aim to support the family and carers of autistic adults in understanding ASD and support strategies for mental health and wellbeing.

We will explore how autism presents and how this can be linked to mental health challenges.  We will also explore how you can meet your own mental health and wellbeing needs when supporting others.

2 sessions, in person



To register all you need to do is:

  • Call on 01189373945
  • Email on
  • Attend one of our Coffee & Chat sessions (every Tuesday, 10.30am, Reading Biscuit Factory) for support registering
  • Attend one of our Information & Registration sessions (First Tuesday of each month, 12pm, Broad Street Mall) for support registering